Like Causes?

Install the App
TRY NOW

senate Bill S. 1790

Authorizing $750 Billion in Defense Spending Plus Intelligence Funding for FY2020

Argument in favor

Congress’s foremost constitutional duty to provide for the national defense. While this bipartisan bill is a compromise, it will strengthen the military at a time when global threats are increasing and funding is hard to come by.

A david's Opinion
···
06/16/2019
While it is easy for those of us on the Left to decry military spending, it is one of the major functions of the Federal Government. While the spending may be too high, it is hard to gauge if we do not have a serious National Defense Plan, and we haven't had one sense Reagan was President. The Defense Department, and the relevant Congressional Committees, need to craft such a plan, and then fund it.
Like (41)
Follow
Share
JTJ's Opinion
···
06/21/2019
Defense is the reason I pay taxes. None of the leftist social programs are legitimate functions of government.
Like (27)
Follow
Share
Gopin2020's Opinion
···
06/24/2019
I fully support and recommend passage of this bill as written. Even with the previous two defense bills our military is far from rebuilt. 8 years of poor defense spending under the military hating Obama where even training, spare parts were difficult to get to have full plane squadrons capable of doing sorties it will take more too get our Armed Forces to the level they were just prior to the first Gulf War enabling us to be victorious against Saddam and liberate Kuwait. #MAGA
Like (13)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

The U.S. shouldn’t be spending $750 billion on national defense, an amount significantly outpacing America’s most significant rivals. A smaller military would free up funding for other priorities.

burrkitty's Opinion
···
06/19/2019
Just outrageous. DOD has a blank check. Where is the outrage from the budget hawks? Where are the fiscally conservative Republicans? I don’t want my tax money paying for more war! Cut it in half!!!
Like (115)
Follow
Share
Nkav's Opinion
···
06/19/2019
While millionaires wage war overseas, the American people suffer from the cuts to their welfare programs
Like (73)
Follow
Share
Kodiwodi's Opinion
···
06/19/2019
Oh my gosh I have to stop laughing. No absolutely no. Here’s my compromise. You may have every bit for the raises and housing, benefits, death benefits, VA benefits, care housing and research and any other things our vets may need, training for our troops and any already approved construction projects with no possibility of that money being allocated anywhere else, simple maintenance, a defense budget that matches the least of the top nine country’s defense budget, no nuclear weapons, no ships, no short or long range weapons ( we just sell them anyway) and no helicopters. Oh and no physical wall. See I saved you billions that can go to our debt and safety net programs and paying back SS, perhaps some infrastructure...
Like (69)
Follow
Share

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed September 17th, 2019
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
      Committee on Small Business
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • The senate Passed June 27th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 86 Yea / 8 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
    IntroducedJune 11th, 2019

Log in or create an account to see how your Reps voted!

Bill Activity

  • ResolvingDifferences
    Conference held.
  • Floor
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    Senate appointed conferees. Inhofe; Wicker; Fischer; Cotton; Rounds; Ernst; Tillis; Sullivan; Perdue; Cramer; McSally; Scott FL; Blackburn; Hawley; Reed; Shaheen; Gillibrand; Blumenthal; Hirono; Kaine; King; Heinrich; Warren; Peters; Manchin; Duckworth; Jones.
  • Floor
    Senate disagrees to the amendment of the House to the Senate bill, agrees to request for conference, and authorizes the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees.
  • Floor
    Motion to disagree to the amendment of the House to the Senate bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees agreed to by Voice Vote.
  • Floor
    Cloture on the motion to disagree to the amendment of the House to the Senate bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint confereees invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 87 - 7. Record Vote Number: 293.
  • Floor
    Cloture motion on the motion to disagree to the amendment of the House to the Senate bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint confereees presented in Senate.
  • Floor
    Motion to disagree to the amendment of the House to the Senate bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees made in Senate.
  • Floor
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • Floor
    Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill and House requests a conference.
  • Floor
    Cloture on the motion to disagree to the amendment of the House to the Senate bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint confereees invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 87 - 7. Record Vote Number: 293. (CR S5569)
  • Floor
    Cloture motion on the motion to disagree to the amendment of the House to the Senate bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint confereees presented in Senate. (CR S5563)
  • Floor
    Motion to disagree to the amendment of the House to the Senate bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees made in Senate. (CR S5562)
  • Floor
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5562-5570)
  • ResolvingDifferences
    Mr. Thornberry moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H7738-7742; text: CR H7738-7739)
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs for consideration of secs. 568, 721, 726, 727, 1083, 1431, 2812, 2813, 5702, and 6007 of the Senate bill, and secs. 530, 530A, 545, 546, 550E, 550G, 550H, 550I, 550J, 569, 570E, 570F, 574, 624, 705, 706, 713, 715, 1093, 1126, and 1411 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Takano, Brownley (CA), and Watkins .
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration of secs. 353, 1612, 1682, 2805, title XXXV, secs. 6001, 6006, 6012, 6015, 6019, 6021, 6754, 8500, 8511, 8517, 8519, 8520, 8522, 8523, 8525, 8532, 8543, 8545, 8546, and 8571 of the Senate bill, and secs. 311, 313, 330A, 330O, 351, 354, 555, 569, 580C, 606, 896, 2808, 3501, and 3504 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Delgado, Pappas, and Katko.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Small Business for consideration of sec. 841 of the Senate bill, and secs. 872-76, 878, 879, 881, 882, and 886-89 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Velazquez, Golden, and Chabot.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for consideration of secs. 216, 219, 1612, 6001, 6006, 6008, 6009, 6742, 6754, 8524, and 10742 of the Senate bill, and secs. 214, 217, 882, and 1089 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Johnson (TX), Sherrill, and Baird.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Oversight and Reform for consideration of secs. 218, 530, 559, 579, 1081, 1082, title XI, secs. 5802, 6012, subtitle B of title LXV, secs. 9304, 9307, 9311, 9313, 9314, 10303, 10432, 10434, 10601, 10603-05, 10612, 10741, and 10742 of the Senate bill, and secs. 212, 239, 5500, 629, 633, 804, 829, 842, 861, 872, 877, 883, 884, 891, 895, 899E, 899H, 899I, 1064, 1085, 1099B, title XI, secs. 1704, 1711, 1713-16, and 3127 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Lynch, Connolly, and Green (TN).
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Natural Resources for consideration of secs. 314, 2812, 2814, 6001, 6020, subtitle C of title LXVII, sec. 8524, part I of subtitle B of title LXXXV, secs. 8554, and 8571 of the Senate bill, and secs. 330G, 1094, 1099D, 1099F, 1099U, 2851, subtitle F of title XXVIII, secs. 2876, and 2880 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Grijalva, Haaland, and Bishop (UT).
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of secs. 1025, 1031, 1044, 1682, 6004, 6206, 6804, 6811, 6813-16, 6835, 6921, and 6944 of the Senate bill, and secs. 530F, 530G, 550D, 550F, 550J, 570H, 729, 827, 1011, 1048, 1049, 1050C, 1093, 1099C, 1099K, 1099V, 1099Z-3, 1212, 1296A, 1704, 1711, 1713-16, and 1733 of the House amendment and modifications committed to conference: Nadler, Lofgren, and Collins (GA).
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Homeland Security for consideration of secs. 6006, 6012, and 8543 of the Senate bill, and modifications committed to conference: Rose (NY), Underwood, and Walker.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Foreign Affairs for consideration of secs. 834, 1011, 1043, 1202, 1203, 1205, 1206, 1211, 1212, 1215, 1221-24, 1231-36, 1238, 1252, 1281-84, title XIII, secs. 1671, 1681, 2822, 6203-06, 6210, 6213, 6215, 6231, 6236, title LXVIII, secs. 6921, 6922, 6931, 6941, 6943, 6954, part I of subtitle B of title LXXXV, secs. 8562, and 10701 of the Senate bill, and secs. 634, 1036, 1046, 1050, 1099X, 1201, 1202, 1204, 1207, 1210, 1213, 1215, 1218, 1221-25, 1229, 1231-34, 1240A, 1241, 1250D, 1251, 1255, 1258, 1260A, 1260B, 1265, 1266, 1269, 1270, 1270G, 1270H, 1270I, 1270N, 1270R, 1270S, 1270T, 1270 W, subtitle I of title XII, subtitle J of title XII, title XIII, secs. 1521, 1669, and title XVII of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Engel, Meeks, and McCaul.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Financial Services for consideration of secs. 6017, 6018, 6804, 6811, 6813-16, 6834, 6835, and title LXIX of the Senate bill, and secs. 550K, 560G, subtitle I of title X, secs. 1240B, 1292, 1704, 1711, 1713-16, 1733, and 2843 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Waters, Sherman, and Barr.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of secs. 214, 315, 318, 703, 3112, 3113, 3201-03, 5318, 6001, 6006, 6021, 6701, 6711, 6721-24, 6741, 6742, 6751-54, 8101, 8202, 10421, 10422, and 10742 of the Senate bill, and secs. 315, 330F, 330H, 330O, 606, 737, 3111, 3112, 3127, 3128, 3201, and 3202 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Pallone, Tonko, and Upton.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Education and Labor for consideration of secs. 571, 572, and 5501 of the Senate bill, and secs. 211, 576, 580, 1099N, 1117, 3120, and 3503 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Scott (VA), Trahan, and Foxx (NC).
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Budget for consideration of secs. 4 and 10608 of the Senate bill, and secs. 1006 and 1112 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Yarmuth, Peters, and Johnson (OH).
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for consideration of matters within the jurisdiction of that committee under clause 11 of rule X: Schiff, Sewell (AL), and Nunes.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Armed Services for consideration of the Senate bill and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Smith of Washington, Davis of California, Langevin, Larsen of Washington, Cooper, Courtney, Garamendi, Speier, Norcross, Gallego, Moulton, Carbajal, Brown of Maryland, Khanna, Keating, Vela, Kim, Kendra S. Horn of Oklahoma, Cisneros, Thornberry, Wilson of South Carolina, Turner, Rogers of Alabama, Conaway, Lamborn, Wittman, Hartzler, Stefanik, Kelly of Mississippi, Bacon, Banks, and Cheney.
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    On motion to that the House to close portions of the conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 407 - 4 (Roll no. 532).
  • ResolvingDifferences
    Mr. Smith (WA) moved that the House to close portions of the conference.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 - 219 (Roll no. 531).
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Thornberry motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on the motion to instruct and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until a time to be announced.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    The previous question was ordered without objection.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Thornberry motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to be instructed to agree to section 2906 of the Senate bill with amendments that authorize specified military construction projects.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    Mr. Thornberry moved that the House instruct conferees.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    On motion that the House insist upon its amendment, and request a conference Agreed to without objection.
  • ResolvingDifferences
    Mr. Smith (WA) asked unanimous consent that the House insist upon its amendment, and request a conference. (consideration: CR H7737-7738)
  • Floor
    On passage Passed without objection.
  • Floor
    The House struck all after the enacting clause and inserted in lieu thereof the provisions of a similar measure H.R. 2500. Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    Mr. Smith (WA) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table, the bill S. 1790, and ask for its immediate consideration in the House; to strike out all after the enacting clause of such bill and insert in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 2500 as passed by the House; to pass the Senate bill, as amended; and to insist on the House amendment thereto and request a conference with there Senate thereon. Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    Held at the desk.
  • Floor
    Received in the House.
  • Floor
    Papers returned to Senate
  • Floor
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • Floor
    Measure amended in Senate after passage by Unanimous Consent.
  • Floor
    Message received in the Senate: Returned to the Senate in compliance with a request of the Senate for the return thereof.
  • Floor
    Held at the desk.
  • Floor
    Received in the House.
  • Floor
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • Floor
    Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 8. Record Vote Number: 188.
  • Floor
    Cloture motion on the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (CR S4604)
  • Floor
    Motion by Senator McConnell to recommit to Senate Committee on Armed Services with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 865) fell when cloture was invoked on SA 764, as modified, in Senate.
  • Floor
    Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4589-4604)
  • Floor
    Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4525-4531)
  • Floor
    Considered by Senate.
  • Floor
    Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4477-4487, S4488-4501)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S4197)
  • Floor
    Motion by Senator McConnell to recommit to Senate Committee on Armed Services with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 865) made in Senate.
  • Floor
    Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
  • Floor
    Measure laid before Senate by motion.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 6. Record Vote Number: 181.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
  • Floor
    Motion by Senator McConnell to recommit to Senate Committee on Armed Services with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 865) made in Senate. (text: CR S4452)
  • Floor
    Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (CR S4452)
  • Floor
    Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S4202-4453)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S4197-4202)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S4145)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S4145-4151; S4151-4162)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S4145-4151, S4151-4162)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S3831, S3834-3836)
  • Floor
    Cloture on the motion to proceed invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 11. Record Vote Number: 176. (CR S3830-3831)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S3831)
  • Floor
    Cloture on the motion to proceed invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 - 10. Record Vote Number: 176. (CR S3830-3831)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
  • Floor
    Cloture on the motion to proceed invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 11. Record Vote Number: 176.
  • Floor
    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to consideration of measure presented in Senate. (CR S3469)
  • Floor
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S3469)
  • Calendars
    Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 114.
  • Committee
    Committee on Armed Services. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Inhofe. With written report No. 116-48.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed September 17th, 2019
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
      Committee on Small Business
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • The senate Passed June 27th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 86 Yea / 8 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
    IntroducedJune 11th, 2019

Log in or create an account to see how your Reps voted!
    While it is easy for those of us on the Left to decry military spending, it is one of the major functions of the Federal Government. While the spending may be too high, it is hard to gauge if we do not have a serious National Defense Plan, and we haven't had one sense Reagan was President. The Defense Department, and the relevant Congressional Committees, need to craft such a plan, and then fund it.
    Like (41)
    Follow
    Share
    Just outrageous. DOD has a blank check. Where is the outrage from the budget hawks? Where are the fiscally conservative Republicans? I don’t want my tax money paying for more war! Cut it in half!!!
    Like (115)
    Follow
    Share
    While millionaires wage war overseas, the American people suffer from the cuts to their welfare programs
    Like (73)
    Follow
    Share
    Oh my gosh I have to stop laughing. No absolutely no. Here’s my compromise. You may have every bit for the raises and housing, benefits, death benefits, VA benefits, care housing and research and any other things our vets may need, training for our troops and any already approved construction projects with no possibility of that money being allocated anywhere else, simple maintenance, a defense budget that matches the least of the top nine country’s defense budget, no nuclear weapons, no ships, no short or long range weapons ( we just sell them anyway) and no helicopters. Oh and no physical wall. See I saved you billions that can go to our debt and safety net programs and paying back SS, perhaps some infrastructure...
    Like (69)
    Follow
    Share
    What if we spent that money spreading prosperity and hope across the globe instead of instability and fear? I think that would make America Great.
    Like (45)
    Follow
    Share
    SO IF ALL OF THIS MONEY IS FOR DEFENSE --JUST WHAT THE HELL ARE WE DEFENDING ---IT SURE ISN'T DEMOCRACY, EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, JOBS, ETC.
    Like (40)
    Follow
    Share
    Defense is the reason I pay taxes. None of the leftist social programs are legitimate functions of government.
    Like (27)
    Follow
    Share
    Chalk up another one for the Military Industrial Complex. Outrageous. We were warned.
    Like (21)
    Follow
    Share
    During a recent interview, Jimmy Carter was asked how the Chinese economy was able to grow so much is the past thirty years. He answered that question with this question; "How many military conflicts/wars have they engaged in over the past thirty years? The point is that military conflict/war has long term costs humanitarily and economically. War power should not vest with the executive branch; conscientious oversight is needed to ensure that any conflict we engage in is both righteous and worth the cost.
    Like (20)
    Follow
    Share
    Include a stipulation that Trump cannot hijack any of this money for his unconstitutional, unnecessary, and unwanted wall.
    Like (20)
    Follow
    Share
    Stop funding the warfare across the world! This is insane! None of this defense (offense) spending has made the world a safer place! We need to actually focus on diplomacy and real problem solving. All this money is just producing massive profits for the defense contractors!
    Like (17)
    Follow
    Share
    Hell, no. There is literally no oversight for such funding. I am all for improving our national security/funding for our nation’s military, but to quote the Palmer report. Donald Trump currently has: - No Secretary of Defense - No Homeland Security Director - No Secret Service Director - No ICE Director - No Air Force Secretary - No FEMA Director - No UN Ambassador - No Communications Director - No clue
    Like (15)
    Follow
    Share
    There are more important things to worry about than far outpacing the Joneses at millitary spending! Education, housing, infrastructure, medical care and so on!
    Like (14)
    Follow
    Share
    I fully support and recommend passage of this bill as written. Even with the previous two defense bills our military is far from rebuilt. 8 years of poor defense spending under the military hating Obama where even training, spare parts were difficult to get to have full plane squadrons capable of doing sorties it will take more too get our Armed Forces to the level they were just prior to the first Gulf War enabling us to be victorious against Saddam and liberate Kuwait. #MAGA
    Like (13)
    Follow
    Share
    And they probably need more! Our planes were falling out of the air they were so neglected and the nuclear bunkers are still on floppy disk-pitiful.
    Like (11)
    Follow
    Share
    It is not just national defense that this bill supports. It is international defense. We have been supporting other countries since WWII. It is time for us to cut back on never ending wars in areas where there is no hope of an end. Stop interfering in other countries political strife.
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    A budget of this size is not about defense. Instead, it’s about maintaining the wealth and power of a few on the backs of the many. Eisenhower warned us about the dangers of the military-industrial complex. His advice has been ignored and we now have a military whose cost is bloated beyond all reality, with little to show for it except ongoing, endless wars. Cut the military budget by half and we’ll still have a very well funded military.
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    This budget needs to be slashed.
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    Defense from who? We're the aggressors. Shouldn't it be attack spending for oil and other resources?
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    The U.S. shouldn’t be spending $750 billion on national defense, an amount significantly outpacing America’s most significant rivals. A smaller military would free up funding for other priorities.
    Like (9)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE