Accession Number:

ADA478499

Title:

Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: A Chronology, FY1970-FY2006

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Report Date:

2005-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The passage of the Department of Defense DoD authorization and appropriations bills through Congress often does not follow the course laid out in textbooks on legislative procedure. Tracking DoD authorization or appropriation bills can often be confusing and time-consuming this has been particularly true in recent years, when continuing resolutions containing the DoD and other appropriation bills have been passed in lieu of the traditional 13 appropriations bills for the entire U.S. Government. This report is a research aid that lists the DoD authorization bills Table 1 and appropriations bills Table 2. This includes all the pertinent information on the passage of these bills through the legislative process bill numbers, report numbers, dates reported and passed, recorded vote numbers and vote tallies, dates of passage of the conference reports with their numbers and votes, vetoes, substitutions, dates of final passage, and public law numbers. Table 3 shows real growth or decline in national defense funding for FY1940-FY2009. Table 4 gives a more detailed picture of both regular and supplemental defense appropriations from the 103rd Congress to the present FY1993-FY2005. Table 5 shows the Presidents DoD appropriations budget requests for FY1950-FY2005 vs. final amount enacted. Finally, key definitions are included. This report will be updated as legislative activity warrants.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE