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house Bill H.R. 4486

Military Construction and Vets Spending for the Next Fiscal Year

Argument in favor

Base realignments free up funds for military readiness. Reduces spending without negatively affecting products and services.

Argument opposed

Does not provide funds for new VA hospitals and fails to adequately address issues with veterans' medical data.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
      Committee on Appropriations
  • The house Passed April 30th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 416 Yea / 1 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedApril 17th, 2014

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Bill Activity

  • action
    The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 113-416, by Mr. Culberson.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 306.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 557 Reported to House. The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills. For H.R. 4486, the resolution provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. For H.R. 4487, the resolution makes in order only those specified amendments printed in the report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions during consideration of each bill.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 557.
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    The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills. For H.R. 4486, the resolution provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. For H.R. 4487, the resolution makes in order only those specified amendments printed in the report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions during consideration of each bill.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 557 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster 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. 4486.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Castor amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Turner amendment No. 4 under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sinema amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Costa amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Ruiz amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Terry amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the LaMalfa amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Moran amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moran amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rothfus amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Ross amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Takano amendment No. 3 under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Blumenauer amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Runyan amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Takano amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Grayson amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Farenthold amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Peters (MI) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nunes amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Walorski amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Noem amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence with respect to the victims of the recent tornados.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that proceedings would resume on the adoption of amendments.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4486.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 416 - 1 (Roll no. 187).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
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    Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies. Approved for full committee consideration with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
  • reported
    Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Senator Johnson SD, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-174.
  • calendar
    Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 400.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
      Committee on Appropriations
  • The house Passed April 30th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 416 Yea / 1 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedApril 17th, 2014

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