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HR 3222 - Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008 - Key Vote

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Joe Donnelly, Sr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Joe Donnelly, Sr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 110-116 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (400-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $506.94 billion for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2008.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $155.57 million for the Arrow missile defense program, including $37.38 million for Arrow missile components and missile defense in Israel, $20.00 million for preliminary design of the Israeli Missile Defense Architecture, and $37.00 million for the Short Range Ballistic Missile Defense program (Sec. 8080).
  • Prohibits funds from this act from being used to establish permanent military installations or bases in Iraq or for controlling oil resources in Iraq (Sec. 8113).
  • States that appropriations in this act cannot be used for publicity or propaganda that has not been authorized by Congress (Sec. 8001).
  • Appropriates the following:
    • $105.29 billion for U.S. military personnel;
    • $139.52 billion for U.S. military operation and maintenance;
    • $97.50 billion for procurement for the armed forces;
    • $76.56 billion for research, development, testing, and evaluation by the armed forces;
    • $23.46 billion for the Defense Health Program; and
    • $46.69 billion to extend for another year various appropriations set to expire at the end of 2007.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (395-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes $448 billion in appropriations for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2008.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used for publicity or propaganda purposes not authorized by Congress [Title VIII (Sec. 8001)].
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to influence congressional action [Title VIII (Sec. 8012)].
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to demilitarize or dispose of M-1 Carbines, M-1 Garand rifles, M-14 rifles, .22 caliber rifles, .30 caliber rifles, or M-1911 pistols [Title VIII (Sec. 8017)].
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being obligated to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea unless specifically appropriated for that purpose [Title VIII (Sec. 8043)].
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to transfer defense articles or services to another nation or international organization without the notification of the Committee on International Relations of the House and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate at least 15 days in advance [Title VIII (Sec. 8050)].
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to approve or license the sale of the F-22A advanced tactical fighter to any foreign government [Title VIII (Sec. 8058)].
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to support a training program in a country that has been determined by the Secretary of State to have committed a gross violation of human rights, unless corrective steps have been taken [Title VIII (Sec. 8060)].
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq or to exercise U.S. control over Iraqi oil resources [Title VIII (Sec. 8103)].
  • Prohibits appropriated funds from being used in contravention of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment [Title VIII (Sec. 8104)].
  • States that all funds for ongoing overseas military operations after fiscal year 2008, including those in Afghanistan and Iraq, be included in the President's budget request to Congress [Title VIII (Sec. 8106)].
  • Appropriates the following:
    • $105.02 billion for military personnel, including pay, allowances, individual clothing, subsistence, and travel;
    • $135.15 billion for operation and maintenance for the armed forces;
    • $1.47 billion for environmental restoration for the armed forces, including the reduction and recycling of hazardous waste and the removal of unsafe buildings and debris;
    • $99.53 billion for procurement for the armed forces;
    • $75.94 billion for research, development, tests, and evaluations for the armed forces; and
    • $22.96 billion for the Defense Health Program.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008

Sponsors

  • John P. 'Jack' Murtha (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
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