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S 1059 - FY 2000 Defense Authorization - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Joe Biden, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 106-065 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (93-5) - (Key vote)

Title: FY 2000 Defense Authorization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report on a bill that appropriates $288.8 billion for defense spending for fiscal year 2000.

Highlights:
  • $104.3 billion for military operations and maintenance, including $10.48 billion for medical and health programs, $1.3 billion for environmental restoration and $803.5 million for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities.
  • $56.07 billion for procurement of aircraft, vehicles, missiles, weapons, ammunition and shipbuilding.
  • $36.27 billion for research, development, test and evaluation.
  • $689.71 million for base closure and realignment activities.
  • $81 million for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program.
  • 4.8 percent pay increase for military personnel, plus incentives for reenlistment.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (375-45) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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 (Senate) (92-3) - (Key vote)

Title: FY 2000 Defense Authorization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes $288.8 billion for defense spending for fiscal year 2000.

Highlights:
  • $104.04 billion for military operations and maintenance, including $10.45 billion for medical and health programs, $1.3 billion for environmental restoration and $745.27 million for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities.
  • $56.28 billion for procurement of aircraft, vehicles, missiles, weapons, ammunition and shipbuilding.
  • $35.87 billion for research, development, test and evaluation.
  • $892.91 million for base closure and realignment activities.
  • $166.34 million for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program.
  • 4.8 percent pay increase for military personnel, plus incentives for reenlistment.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: FY 2000 Defense Authorization

Sponsors

  • John William Warner (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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