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house Bill H.R. 2685

Funding the Department of Defense for Fiscal Year 2016

Argument in favor

Given the tenuous situation in the Middle East with the rise of ISIS and Iran’s nuclear program, plus aggression by Russia in the Crimea and China in vital shipping lanes — the U.S. needs it's military strong, now more than ever.

Alis's Opinion
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06/12/2015
Good grief. Our military spending is eating us alive. Let Saudi Arabia--who has a butt load U.S. military equipment--defend the Middle East against ISIS. Europe is never going to support any more action against Russia and we cannot get into a war with Putin no matter what. Make peace with Iran or let them takeover the Middle East if the Saudis don't care enough to get off their royal asses & defend themselves. And cut the damn defense budget. Americans have real domestic needs. Deal with them! *** if you can't face not running the entire world, reinstate the draft! Eternal, endless war is total insanity. You cannot expect the poor to do all the fighting & dying while your children go to Harvard & contribute nothing to the country--except spending the $$$ lobbyists pay you. This is NOT 1950. Grow up or use your useless brains & figure out a way to deal with domestic issues and quit feeding the war machine. Other generations managed. You can, too, if your pull up you britches and get to work.
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TheGeneral's Opinion
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06/10/2015
In 2010 our defense budget (GDP adjusted) was 822.74 Billion dollars. In 2015 our defense budget (GDP adjusted) is 694.48 Billion dollars. That's 128.26 Billion dollars LESS than it was 5 years ago. With the unrest in the Middle East, Iran's and North Korea's push to develop nuclear weapons, and with Russia and China building up their forces, flexing their muscles, and their incursions into disputed territories claimed by other countries, the LAST thing America should do is decrease defense spending.
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ThomasParker's Opinion
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06/19/2015
I am not a general or high ranking armed forces official. Therefore, I am not an authority on how much funding we legitimately need for defense and should not attempt to act as one. This should be determined by those officials with intimate knowledge of the situation.
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Argument opposed

Using budget gimmicks to avoid the mandatory cuts is not in the long-term interest of the military or the nation as a whole. First and foremost, Congress needs to agree to a budget that raises spending for all federal programs — not just defense.

Robert's Opinion
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06/11/2015
It's time to a fund programs that help Americans succeed!
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Basil's Opinion
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06/11/2015
Too much money already spent for no reason. Defense and "world policing" are two different things
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Valerie 's Opinion
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06/11/2015
I am completely opposed to our military intervention in the Middle East, Ukraine, South America, and everywhere else we seem to be destabilising governments. Of course, the CIA bears greatest responsibility, but they don't need any help.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed June 11th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 278 Yea / 149 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJune 5th, 2015

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    Introduced in House
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    The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 114-139, by Mr. Frelinghuysen.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 99.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 303 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2685 and H.R. 2393. The resolution provides for a modified-open rule for H.R.2685 and a closed rule for H.R. 2393.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 303.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2685 and H.R. 2393. The resolution provides for a modified-open rule for H.R. 2685 and a closed rule for H.R. 2393.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 303 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2685.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pascrell amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delaney amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Franks (AZ) amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sablan amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takai amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment, pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck (NV) amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Latta amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bridenstine amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pascrell amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Aguilar amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment no. 4.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Visclosky amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Visclosky amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Visclosky demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Nadler amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Nadler amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rothfus amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rothfus amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rothfus demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of aoption o the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Forbes amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Forbes amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Forbes demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCollum amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Poe (TX) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Poe (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walberg amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Frelinghuysen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nolan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nolan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clawson amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Clawson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nolan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Poe (TX) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Poe (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    VACATING DEMAND FOR RECORDED VOTE - Mr. Rothfus asked unanimous consent to vacate his demand for a recorded vote on the Rothfus amendment to the end that the disposition of the amendment stand as called by the earlier voice vote. Agreed to without objection.
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    Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee now rise.
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    On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2685 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the MacArthur amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schiff amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schiff demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huizenga amendment no. 2.
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    On agreeing to the Huizenga (MI) amendment (A041) Agreed to by voice vote.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee now rise.
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    On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2685 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McSally amendment.
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    VACATING PROCEEDINGS ON VOICE VOTE - Mr. Bost asked unanimous consent that the proceedings on the vote on an amendment No. 2 printed in the Congressional Record be vacated to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the second Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sablan amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sablan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sablan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson of Georgia amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment.
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    Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee rise.
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    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2685 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Visclosky demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Guinta amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Massie amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Massie amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellmers amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nugent amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Forbes amendment.
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    Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee rise.
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    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2685 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    The Chair directed the Clerk to read the the last two lines of H.R. 2685.
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    Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the committee rise.
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    On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2685 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the committee rise.
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    On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2685.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    Mr. Moulton moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moulton motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase the Army Operation and Maintenance account by a total of $2 million; increase the Defense-Wide Operation and Maintenance account by $2 million; increase the Defense Health Programs account by $5 million; and offsets these increases with a $9 million reduction to the Defense-Wide Operation and Maintenance account.
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    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 240 (Roll no. 357).
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    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 278 - 149 (Roll no. 358).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 118.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
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    Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 45. Record Vote Number: 216.
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    Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 216) entered in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Record Vote No. 216) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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    Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 216) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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    Upon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 42. Record Vote Number: 269.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Second cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
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    Second cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 44. Record Vote Number: 298.
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    Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the second motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 298) entered in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed June 11th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 278 Yea / 149 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJune 5th, 2015

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    Good grief. Our military spending is eating us alive. Let Saudi Arabia--who has a butt load U.S. military equipment--defend the Middle East against ISIS. Europe is never going to support any more action against Russia and we cannot get into a war with Putin no matter what. Make peace with Iran or let them takeover the Middle East if the Saudis don't care enough to get off their royal asses & defend themselves. And cut the damn defense budget. Americans have real domestic needs. Deal with them! *** if you can't face not running the entire world, reinstate the draft! Eternal, endless war is total insanity. You cannot expect the poor to do all the fighting & dying while your children go to Harvard & contribute nothing to the country--except spending the $$$ lobbyists pay you. This is NOT 1950. Grow up or use your useless brains & figure out a way to deal with domestic issues and quit feeding the war machine. Other generations managed. You can, too, if your pull up you britches and get to work.
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    It's time to a fund programs that help Americans succeed!
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    In 2010 our defense budget (GDP adjusted) was 822.74 Billion dollars. In 2015 our defense budget (GDP adjusted) is 694.48 Billion dollars. That's 128.26 Billion dollars LESS than it was 5 years ago. With the unrest in the Middle East, Iran's and North Korea's push to develop nuclear weapons, and with Russia and China building up their forces, flexing their muscles, and their incursions into disputed territories claimed by other countries, the LAST thing America should do is decrease defense spending.
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    Too much money already spent for no reason. Defense and "world policing" are two different things
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    I am not a general or high ranking armed forces official. Therefore, I am not an authority on how much funding we legitimately need for defense and should not attempt to act as one. This should be determined by those officials with intimate knowledge of the situation.
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    We need to take care of our active duty and our vets...period.
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    I am completely opposed to our military intervention in the Middle East, Ukraine, South America, and everywhere else we seem to be destabilising governments. Of course, the CIA bears greatest responsibility, but they don't need any help.
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    Our military personnel have been trained for years to keep us safe. Now is not the time to place our military on a diet when our president is supporting world destabilization.
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    If we cut our defense budget in half, the budget would still be bigger than most countries in the world.
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    Why do we spend so much on defense spending? We spend more than the next bunch of nations on the list combined. We need to fund other programs and departments, things like education, making college more affordable/eliminating tuition, infrastructure, etc., not helping countries like Saudi Arabia fight ISIS when they were the ones who basically funded the creation of ISIS. Help our citizens at home, not our "allies" who create our problems.
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    The U.S. spends far too much on defense. The money could be spent more effectively elsewhere.
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    We should not be funding and/or supporting Israel by any means or fashion. The situation in the Middle East should be resolve by those countries situated in the region without interference of outside powers. Israel has broken many international laws and codes and yet the United States is assisting to their atrocities. This issue has been pulled out for too long and it is about time the United States acts the way it should pre Six Day War when it officially allied with the Israeli Government. Do the moral thing and do not do this as domestic affairs are far greater than foreign issues at this time. I have studied Foreign relations for half of my life and continue to study as I grow older. With that you should heed my knowledge as it is far greater than any on Capitol Hill or The White House.
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    The Defense budget is already to damn big.
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    We need a strong military now more than ever. This would increase funding for critical areas and help us keep our country safe. Specifically, some of the discretionary funding should go towards the Missile Defense Agency and advanced military sciences.
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    We already spend more on our military than the next 13 nations altogether. Let's slash it in half, thereby spending only as much as the next 7 nations altogether.
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    It's time for the world to fear the BMFITV! Vietnam 1965 get it?
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    I don't need your machine I don't need your ghetto scene
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    The military should have the pay raise that's included in the bill, first and foremost. My dad served in two wars and retired after 20 years of service. All things being equal, how did non nationals get to work for our military? There is much more then meets the eye in this one. Head and heart, this one needs to have closer scrutiny. I'm not in the military, but I understand the way things function in it, to an extent. I'm just saying let's not just dismiss this and pass it on face value. Because it has DOD written on it, is not good enough to get a pass. From what I understand, the DOD doesn't have audits done anyway. I know it's blasphemy to question the military, but it is tax payer funded after all. The right say we need to be fiscally responsible. That is so very true, absolutely we should be. So how is this any different?
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    Great investment of US tax $$. Keeps us safe and prosperous. Pay people who work very hard/sacrifice (versus welfare to pay people who don't work). Numerous economic spinoffs from DOD r&D.
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    Congress' (by law) is required to "provide for the common defense." Start a new trend and do your do your required job.
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