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HR 2401 - Defense FY94 Authorization Bill - Key Vote

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Bennie Thompson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-160 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (77-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense FY94 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $263.52 billion in appropriations for military activities of the Defense Department for fiscal year 1994

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals who are open about their homosexuality from serving in the U.S. military (also known as the "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" policy) (Sec. 574).
  • Requires the President to submit to Congress a detailed report of the goals and objectives supporting the deployment of U.S. troops in Somalia, including a description of the mission, number of troops needed, who is command of troops, and location and duration of the mission by October 15, 1993 (Sec. 1051).
  • $90.06 billion for military operations and maintenance, including $2.31 billion for environmental restoration and $1.11 billion for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities.
  • $70.67 billion for military personnel, which includes a 2.2 percent pay increase.
  • $45.32 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, combat vehicles, and ammunition.
  • $37.89 billion for research, development, test and development, including $2.62 billion for ballistic missile defense.
  • $11.49 billion for military construction and land acquisition.
  • $12.47 billion for the Department of Energy National Security Programs, including $5.55 billion for environmental restoration and waste management and $4.01 billion for weapons activities.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (273-135) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense FY94 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $263.52 billion in appropriations for military activities of the Defense Department for fiscal year 1994

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals who are open about their homosexuality from serving in the U.S. military (also known as the "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" policy) (Sec. 574).
  • Requires the President to submit to Congress a detailed report of the goals and objectives supporting the deployment of U.S. troops in Somalia, including a description of the mission, number of troops needed, who is command of troops, and location and duration of the mission by October 15, 1993 (Sec. 1051).
  • $90.06 billion for military operations and maintenance, including $2.31 billion for environmental restoration and $1.11 billion for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities.
  • $70.67 billion for military personnel, which includes a 2.2 percent pay increase.
  • $45.32 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, combat vehicles, and ammunition.
  • $37.89 billion for research, development, test and development, including $2.62 billion for ballistic missile defense.
  • $11.49 billion for military construction and land acquisition.
  • $12.47 billion for the Department of Energy National Security Programs, including $5.55 billion for environmental restoration and waste management and $4.01 billion for weapons activities.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -

Title: Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes $270.74 billion in appropriations for military activities of the Defense Department for fiscal year 1994.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals who are open about their homosexuality from serving in the U.S. military (also known as the "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" policy) (Sec. 574).
  • Requires the President to submit to Congress a detailed report of the goals and objectives supporting the deployment of U.S. troops in Somalia, including a description of the mission, number of troops needed, who is command of troops, and location and duration of the mission by October 15, 1993 (Sec. 1051).
  • $90.06 billion for military operations and maintenance, including $2.31 billion for environmental restoration and $1.11 billion for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities.
  • $70.67 billion for military personnel, which includes a 2.2 percent pay increase.
  • $45.32 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, combat vehicles, and ammunition.
  • $37.89 billion for research, development, test and development, including $2.62 billion for ballistic missile defense.
  • $11.49 billion for military construction and land acquisition.
  • $12.47 billion for the Department of Energy National Security Programs, including $5.55 billion for environmental restoration and waste management and $4.01 billion for weapons activities.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (268-162) - (Key vote)

Title: Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes $270.74 billion in appropriations for military activities of the Defense Department for fiscal year 1994.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals who are open about their homosexuality from serving in the U.S. military (also known as the "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" policy) (Sec. 574).
  • Requires the President to submit to Congress a detailed report of the goals and objectives supporting the deployment of U.S. troops in Somalia, including a description of the mission, number of troops needed, who is command of troops, and location and duration of the mission by October 15, 1993 (Sec. 1051).
  • $90.06 billion for military operations and maintenance, including $2.31 billion for environmental restoration and $1.11 billion for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities.
  • $70.67 billion for military personnel, which includes a 2.2 percent pay increase.
  • $45.32 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, combat vehicles, and ammunition.
  • $37.89 billion for research, development, test and development, including $2.62 billion for ballistic missile defense.
  • $11.49 billion for military construction and land acquisition.
  • $12.47 billion for the Department of Energy National Security Programs, including $5.55 billion for environmental restoration and waste management and $4.01 billion for weapons activities.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill

Sponsors

  • Ronald V. Dellums (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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