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house Bill H.R. 6157

The $855 Billion Defense, Health, Education, and Labor “Minibus” & Extending Gov't Funding Until December 7th

Argument in favor

This bipartisan bill appropriately funds the needs of America’s military, along with the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services. It'd also avoid a costly and disruptive government shutdown by giving Congress until December to pass the other spending bills.

Daniel's Opinion
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06/24/2018
It is necessary because President Obama gutted our military over the last 8 years.
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06/27/2018
Keep our military strong! Provide the equipment and support materials they need. A strong military is a great deterrent to rogue nations. We must be prepared for anything. We have nations who want to hurt us any way they can.
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ryanwoleary's Opinion
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06/27/2018
Giving the military more money to rebuild itself is essential.
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Argument opposed

While funding the military is a critical function of the federal government, $675 billion is far too much and taxpayer dollars would be better spent in other ways. Congress shouldn't enact continuing resolutions to avoid shutdowns.

Katherine 's Opinion
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06/24/2018
Our nation needs to take care of critical human rights and humanitarian funding in our own backyard before invading and destroying other nations
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Michelle's Opinion
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06/27/2018
We have a humanitarian crisis at the border, Flint still doesn’t have clean water, homelessness on our streets, an opioid epidemic, and failing infrastructure. This is not needed.
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06/27/2018
Pointless military spending must end. Bring the troops home and let’s repurpose that money where it’s needed most, here at home.
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  • EnactedSeptember 28th, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 18th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 93 Yea / 7 Nay
  • The house Passed September 26th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 361 Yea / 61 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJune 20th, 2018

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    Introduced in House
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    The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 115-769, by Ms. Granger.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 598.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 961 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6157 and H.R. 2083. Provides for consideration of H.R. 6157 and H.R. 2083 both under structured rules.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 961.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6157 and H.R. 2083. Provides for consideration of H.R. 6157 and H.R. 2083 both under structured rules.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 961 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. 6157.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 1.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 2.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Napolitano amendment No. 4.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McGovern amendment No. 5.
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    Ms. Granger 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. 6157 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. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Allen amendment No. 6.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McSally amendment No. 7.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto amendment No. 8.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 964 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6157. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Pursuant to the resolution no further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2018 through July 9, 2018.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 9.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Langevin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin 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. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lipinski amendment No. 10.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto amendment No. 14.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Visclosky amendment No. 16.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment No. 20.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Poe(TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Poe(TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Visclosky amendment No. 22.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 961, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 24.
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    Ms. Granger 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. 6157 as unfinished business.
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    Rule H. Res. 964 passed House.
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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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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 6157 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. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 1.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Frankel (FL) Amendment No. 2.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rosen Amendment No. 4.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch Amendment No. 5.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster (NH) Amendment No. 6.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallagher Amendment No. 7.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gallagher amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gallagher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallagher Amendment No. 8.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gallagher amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gallagher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hudson amendment No. 9.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment No. 10.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan amendment No. 11.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gabbard amendment No. 12.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delaney amendment No. 13.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 14.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) amendment No. 15.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Clark (MA) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Clark (MA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford amendment No. 16.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 18.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 21.
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    Ms. Granger 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. 6157 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. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment No. 22.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster amendment No. 24.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Foster amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Foster demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment No. 25.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wittman amendment No. 26.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy amendment No. 27.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 964, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment No. 29.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Courtney amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
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    Ms. Granger 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. 6157 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 House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 6157.
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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.
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    Mr. Lieu, Ted 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 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 Defense Health Program by $25 million and reduce the Defense-Wide Operation and Maintenance Account by the same amount.
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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 - 224 (Roll no. 312).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 359 - 49 (Roll no. 313).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 6157.
  • calendar
    Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 500.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
  • vote
    Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 7. Record Vote Number: 193.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Mr. Cole moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
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    The previous question was ordered without objection.
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    On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Ms. DeLauro moved that the House instruct conferees.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the DeLauro motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 6157. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House be instructed to agree to division B (relating to appropriations for Labor, Education, and Health and Human services) of the matter proposed to be added by the Senate amendment.
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    The previous question was ordered without objection.
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    On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 171 - 221 (Roll no. 380).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    The Speaker appointed conferees: Frelinghuysen, Granger, Cole, Calvert, Womack, Aderholt, Rogers of Kentucky, Roby, Lowey, Visclosky, DeLauro, Roybal-Allard, and McCollum.
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    Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House requests a conference.
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    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
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    Senate insists on its amendment, agrees to request for a conference, appoints conferees Shelby; Blunt; Graham; Moran; Durbin; Murray; Leahy by Voice Vote.
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    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Conferees agreed to file conference report.
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    Conference report H. Rept. 115-952 filed.
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    Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement and official papers held at the desk in Senate.
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    Conference report considered in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany H.R. 6157 presented in Senate.
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    Pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 47, enrollment corrections on H.R. 6157 have been made.
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    Conference report considered in Senate.
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    Cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R. 6157 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 92 - 8. Record Vote Number: 211.
  • vote
    Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 7. Record Vote Number: 212.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1077 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6157 and H. Res. 1071.
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    Mr. Frelinghuysen brought up conference report H. Rept. 115-952 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 1077.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1077, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 6157.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 6157, the Chair announced that the yeas and nays, which are ordered pursuant to clause 10 of rule XX, would be postponed.
  • action
    The House proceeded to consider the conference report H.Rept. 115-952 as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 361 - 61 (Roll no. 405).
  • action
    Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 115-245.

bill Progress


  • EnactedSeptember 28th, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 18th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 93 Yea / 7 Nay
  • The house Passed September 26th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 361 Yea / 61 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJune 20th, 2018

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    It is necessary because President Obama gutted our military over the last 8 years.
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    Our nation needs to take care of critical human rights and humanitarian funding in our own backyard before invading and destroying other nations
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    We have a humanitarian crisis at the border, Flint still doesn’t have clean water, homelessness on our streets, an opioid epidemic, and failing infrastructure. This is not needed.
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    Pointless military spending must end. Bring the troops home and let’s repurpose that money where it’s needed most, here at home.
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    No. The US Military has received enough pork to last for years. They need to re-evaluate. They’ve sunk too much money into large purchases (fighter jets, tanks, battleships) while underfunding flack-jackets for our troops. I’d like to see our military become a bit leaner & a lot more flexible. We’re not fighting in rows with muskets anymore.
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    That money would be better served elsewhere
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    Why do we need $675 billion for the military when we don't have enough for Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, education, or other programs that help average Americans? We don't need to spend more on the military than multiple other of the highest spending countries combined.
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    Can we please take even $10 million of that and fix the water in Flint? Maybe take some more to help the people in Puerto Rico. We spend entirely too much on Defense.
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    Keep our military strong! Provide the equipment and support materials they need. A strong military is a great deterrent to rogue nations. We must be prepared for anything. We have nations who want to hurt us any way they can.
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    We cannot afford this. We have been spending more than the combined spend of the next five largest militaries for YEARS. This is not the budget of a defense force. This is the budget of an empire. Tell me, democracy lover, do you remember voting to become an empire? Do you remember voting to get militarily involved in a dozen conflicts around the world that otherwise would have had nothing to do with us? Are you okay with spending hundreds of billions of your grandchildren's tax dollars (taxation without representation, by the way) so that our military can blockade Yemen, the poorest country in the middle east, so that millions of children and babies could enjoy the experience of dying from the worst (and an entirely man-made) cholera outbreak in the past century? No, seeing as I care about not killing people, and seeing as I care about not occupying nations where we have no business being, and seeing as I care about basic math and logic, I am adamantly opposed to this.
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    Stop the Military Industrial Complex and the never ending war against fake terror. While the left hands out to the poor. The right hands out to the rich and powerful.
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    Giving the military more money to rebuild itself is essential.
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    We do not need to put this much money into defense. We spend more than the next 10 countries combined. We have the biggest deficit that has been blown out of proportion because it’s the corporate tax cut last fall. We’re threatening to cut Social Security and Medicare for the elderly, ill, and disabled. We have to end the madness.
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    The last thing we need is more funding for the military. We should use these funds instead for healthcare, housing, education, and meeting basic needs. I am against this bill.
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    No way. We need to stop increasing the DOD budget and start investing our finances into the future of this country: education, healthcare for all and green energy strategies to keep our civilization from selfdestructing.
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    I spent nine months in Afghanistan. It’s time for the US to leave and quit intervening in foreign civil wars.
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    We should fund health, not war, since the ROI is much better. Even Trump should understand that. Fund NIH $20B more & we will have healthier, more productive country and military.
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    I'm a vet and this is an absurd waste of money. NOPE!
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    Just what this country needs, more $$$ for DOD!?!
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    Even the Pentagon didn’t ask for the billions in increases. Don’t further undercut the social safety net by increasing our deficit down the road
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