John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

This bill authorizes FY2019 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE). It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation.

The bill authorizes appropriations to DOD for: (1) Procurement, including helicopters, combat vehicles, weapons, aircraft, shipbuilding and conversion, and missiles; (2) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; and (3) Operation and Maintenance.

The bill also authorizes the FY2019 personnel strength for active duty and reserve forces.

<i>National Guard Promotion Accountability Act</i>

The bill authorizes appropriations and sets forth policies regarding military personnel; compensation and other personnel benefits; health care; acquisition policy and management; DOD organization and management; civilian personnel matters; matters relating to foreign nations; cooperative threat reduction; working capital funds; chemical agents and munitions destruction; drug interdiction and counter-drug activities; the Defense Inspector General; the Defense Health Program; the National Defense Sealift Fund; Overseas Contingency Operations; and strategic programs, cyber, and intelligence matters.

<i>Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019</i>

The bill authorizes appropriations and sets forth policies regarding military construction for the Army, Navy, Air Force, defense agencies, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program, and Guard and Reserve Forces facilities.

The bill authorizes appropriations for base realignment and closure (BRAC) activities and prohibits an additional BRAC round.

The bill also authorizes appropriations and sets forth policies for DOE national security programs, including the National Nuclear Security Administration, and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

The bill authorizes appropriations for Naval Petroleum Reserves and maritime matters.

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Top Argument In Favor

Joshua Jackson voted yea on behalf of 1 person
A key part in this bill for me to say 'yes' is that "It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation."
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Top Argument Against

Andy Marinich voted nay on behalf of 1 person
Bloated, Bloated, Bloated.
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All Arguments

Andy Marinich voted nay on behalf of 1 person
Bloated, Bloated, Bloated.
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
The NDAA has too many policies folded into one bill. Some of them violate our constitutional rights. The military budget needs to be drastically reduced. Here is an article I wrote about some objectionable parts of the NDAA when I learned of them in 2012. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/321389
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Joshua Jackson voted yea on behalf of 1 person
A key part in this bill for me to say 'yes' is that "It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation."
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Derek Martin voted yea on behalf of 1 person
This bill contains substantially smaller amounts of pork than I originally anticipated and can therefore support it. However, if we're going to spend $38,304,071,000 on "Other Procurement" but specify very specifically what the Secretary of the Navy can do in Pittsburgh, we should require line item (or at least smaller buckets) to explain what all is entailed in "Other Procurement" outside of the black budget. If we're spending $38B on the black budget, someone's got some 'splainin to do. show more
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