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house Bill H.R. 2500

House Democrats’ $733 Billion Defense Authorization Bill for FY2020

Argument in favor

This bill would authorize funding for many bipartisan priorities with regard to defense policy, from providing troops with a 3.1% pay raise and funding the acquisition of key technologies, to strengthening alliances against threats around the world. It also would prevent the wasteful diversion of defense dollars to building a wall, fence, or other barrier along the Southern border, which undermines military readiness.

Al's Opinion
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last Thursday
This is still way too much for the war machine. We must put an end to this waste of resources and defrauding of taxpayers.
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Frank's Opinion
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last Friday
Absolutely, no wall ever, yes for raises & benefits for the military
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Barbara's Opinion
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last Thursday
Always take care of the military. But use caution with how the funds are used. No wall.
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Argument opposed

This bill falls short of authorizing the funding needed to restore military readiness in response to threats from Russia, China, and North Korea. It also threatens to spoil the spirit of bipartisanship that has enabled the adoption of 58 consecutive NDAAs by Congress by including Democratic riders allowing the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the U.S., inhibiting nuclear weapons programs, and blocking border security activities.

Eric's Opinion
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last Thursday
Cut that amount in half and quadruple the spending for veterans healthcare. We already spend as much on our military as the next 20 countries combined. End no-bid military contracts to reduce their overhead, close unnecessary bases, and stop authorizing unjust military actions.
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Allen's Opinion
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07/07/2019
The Us military is NOT engaged in "defense," but in OFFENSE, aka "intervention" in foreign countries.
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Isaac's Opinion
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last Thursday
I do not care about the border implications of this defense spending bill. I do care that our defense budget has been bloated too much. Cutting defense spending in half and reestablishing the methods defense contracts are conducted would provide armed forces with a realistic budget. The current system is wasteful and unnecessary. The USA does not need to spend as much as we do on our military when the next five nations combined (most are allies) don’t even come close to our level of spending on defense. Please attempt to provide the pentagon with an appropriate sized budget, instead of the current blank check method.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed July 12th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 220 Yea / 197 Nay
      house Committees
      Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
      Committee on Armed Services
      Tactical Air and Land Forces
      Military Personnel
      Readiness
      Seapower and Projection Forces
      Strategic Forces
    IntroducedMay 2nd, 2019

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed July 12th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 220 Yea / 197 Nay
      house Committees
      Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
      Committee on Armed Services
      Tactical Air and Land Forces
      Military Personnel
      Readiness
      Seapower and Projection Forces
      Strategic Forces
    IntroducedMay 2nd, 2019

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Bill Activity

  • Floor
    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. 2500.
  • Floor
    The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by recorded vote: 220 - 197 (Roll no. 473).
  • Floor
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 204 - 212 (Roll no. 472).
  • Floor
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • Floor
    Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry 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 add the following new titles to the bill: Increase in Funding for Operation and Maintenance, Increase in Funding for Military Personnel, and Increase in Basic Pay.
  • Floor
    Mr. Thornberry moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Armed Services.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • Floor
    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2500.
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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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    Considered as unfinished business.
  • Floor
    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2500 as unfinished business.
  • Floor
    On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Mr. Smith (WA) moved that the committee rise.
  • Committee
    Approved Further Amendments To Measure Previously Reported.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) en bloc No. 17.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jayapal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 441.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 440.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Malinowski amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Wagner 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Malinowski amendment No. 438.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Thompson (MS) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (MS) amendment No. 437.
  • Floor
    Mr. Thornberry moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Armed Services. (text: CR H5760-5762)
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5750-5764)
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business. (CR H5733-5743)
  • Floor
    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2500 as unfinished business.
  • Floor
    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Floor
    Mr. Smith (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ocasio-Cortez amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (AL) 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ocasio-Cortez amendment No. 430.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ocasio-Cortez amendment No. 429.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garcia (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (AL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garcia (TX) amendment No. 428.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McCaul demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment No. 425.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment No. 424.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Khanna amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Khanna amendment No. 423.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Turner amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Turner demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Turner amendment No. 386.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tipton amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Tipton 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tipton amendment No. 375.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Khanna amendment No. 217.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) en bloc No. 16.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kendra S. Horn en bloc No. 15.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kendra S. Horn en bloc No. 14.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kendra S. Horn en bloc No. 13.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kendra S. Horn en bloc No. 12.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kendra S. Horn en bloc No. 11.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kendra S. Horn en bloc No. 10.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kendra S. Horn en bloc No. 9.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kendra S. Horn en bloc No. 8.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) en bloc No. 7.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) en bloc No. 6.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Amash amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Amash amendment No. 50.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Lee (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment No. 49.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pappas amendment No. 48.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 46.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Raskin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lamborn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin amendment No. 45.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ted Lieu (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gibbs demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ted Lieu (CA) amendment No. 44.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 39.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) en bloc No. 5.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 35.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Frankel amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lamborn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Frankel amendment No. 34.
  • Floor
    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 until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 33.
  • Floor
    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 ayes had prevailed. Mr. Turner demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 32.
  • Floor
    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Engel amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Cheney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment No. 31.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Engel amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Stefanik demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment No. 29.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 27.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Zeldin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment No. 26.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ted Lieu amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Zeldin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ted Lieu amendment No. 24.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ted Lieu amendment No. 23.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sherman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wright demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sherman amendment No. 21.
  • Floor
    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5594-5724)
  • Floor
    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2500 as unfinished business.
  • Floor
    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Floor
    Mr. Smith (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) en bloc No. 4.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) en bloc No. 3.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) en bloc No. 2.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hice (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment No. 19.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Omar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lamborn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Omar amendment No. 17.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Shalala amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx (NC) 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shalala amendment No. 14.
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 476. (consideration: CR H5337-5576; text: CR H5351-5533)
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 12.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hice (GA) 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 11.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Torres (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Barr 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres (CA) amendment No. 10.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brindisi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brindisi amendment No. 9.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Speier amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Speier 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 6.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 3.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) en bloc No. 1.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Stefanik 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. 476, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment No. 1.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2500.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 476 and Rule XVIII.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2500 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution provides for a motion to suspend the rules relating to H.R. 1327 on the legislative days of July 11, 2019, or July 12, 2019.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 476.
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    Rule H. Res. 476 passed House.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 476 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2500 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution provides for a motion to suspend the rules relating to H.R. 1327 on the legislative days of July 11, 2019, or July 12, 2019.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 476 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2500 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The rule provides for motions to suspend the rules relating to H.R. 1327 on the legislative day of July 11, 2019, or July 12, 2019.
  • Committee
    Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Armed Services, H. Rept. 116-120, Part II.
  • Calendars
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 88.
  • Committee
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Armed Services. H. Rept. 116-120.
  • Committee
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 24.
  • Committee
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • Committee
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 24.
  • Committee
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • Committee
    Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 10 - 8 .
  • Committee
    Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
  • Committee
    Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • Committee
    Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces.
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
  • IntroReferral
    Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
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    Cut that amount in half and quadruple the spending for veterans healthcare. We already spend as much on our military as the next 20 countries combined. End no-bid military contracts to reduce their overhead, close unnecessary bases, and stop authorizing unjust military actions.
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    The Us military is NOT engaged in "defense," but in OFFENSE, aka "intervention" in foreign countries.
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    I do not care about the border implications of this defense spending bill. I do care that our defense budget has been bloated too much. Cutting defense spending in half and reestablishing the methods defense contracts are conducted would provide armed forces with a realistic budget. The current system is wasteful and unnecessary. The USA does not need to spend as much as we do on our military when the next five nations combined (most are allies) don’t even come close to our level of spending on defense. Please attempt to provide the pentagon with an appropriate sized budget, instead of the current blank check method.
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    This is still way too much for the war machine. We must put an end to this waste of resources and defrauding of taxpayers.
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    When will the industrial military welfare system end?
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    I would like to see the defense bill broken down honestly into three broad categories; military defensive spending, military offensive spending, military personnel sustenance. Only then could I make some reasonable assessment regarding funds requested and funds needed. I think it time to abandon our concepts of being invincible and needing to police the world. We have given that up by abandoning allies, breaking treaties and world negotiated agreements, acting with horrible inhumanity toward immigrants, partnering with the thug leaders of the world, forcing valued allies and trading partners into new alliances without us, and in general simply breaking international trust that we actually stand for our “American values”. American exceptionalism no longer seems quite so exceptional. Time to put more focus on our military defensive capabilities and less on our offensive capabilities.
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    I support the 155 billion for pay and benefits going directly to the troops, but not the rest of the 600 billion for military toys. The reason other countries have universal healthcare and we don't is because we spend proportionately more of our resources on unnecessary defense weapons than do other countries. At some point we need to shift from funding the weapons of war to funding the policies for peace. War mongering and the flawed ideology underlying it is an archaic way of viewing our role in leading the world toward a peaceful co-existence.
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    Too much. Cut it in half. End the DOD blank check.
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    Always take care of the military. But use caution with how the funds are used. No wall.
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    I’m opposed to this bill as written, not one cent for abortion and anything which doesn’t rebuild and strengthens our military, help the families, better housing. Pass the Senate defense bill now and get it to Trumps desk for signature now. #MAGA
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    Absolutely, no wall ever, yes for raises & benefits for the military
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    Never trust a democrat
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    The Pentagon has been overfunded for years and has to learn how to run an efficient operation on less. Cost overruns are a national scandal, for example the extremely costly airplanes that cannot fly well,
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    #buildthewall
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    No vanity wall
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    The defense budget needs to be reduced. The deficit is too high and defense contractors are overcharging for the equipment we get. Stop the wasted defense spending.
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    Two areas of dissent: 1. I don’t want the crazies in Guantanamo Bay released. 2. The border wall needs to be built. Does Congress not listen to constituents? The citizenry has opted out of the “process,” and actually donated money to get a wall built because Congress would rather placate the minority instead of representing the majority. Step outside of your bubble. Look at America instead of your pocketbooks.
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    This democrat military funding bill supports giving money toward abortion for service members. It prohibits the use of funds for the border wall. And several other Democrat strangle holds on the military. So vote no on this bill.
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    TOO DAMN MUCH--WE ARE BEGGARING OUR PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY! WE ALREADY HAVE TWICE THE MILITATRY OF EVERY OF COUNTRY ON EARTH! WE NEED MEDICARE FOR ALL FAR MORE--AND MORE MONEY FOR EDUCATION, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND ESPECIALLY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE, OR WE WON'T HAVE A PLANET TO SURVIVE ON!
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