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To make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act.

HR 1365Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Michael San Nicolas on 2019-2-26

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-7-11

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

S 1790Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by James Inhofe on 2019-6-11

Has summary

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-6-28

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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

This bill authorizes FY2020 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, weapons, aircraft, vessels, shipbuilding and conversion, and missiles; (2) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; and (3) Operation and Maintenance.

The bill also authorizes the FY2020 personnel strengths for active duty and reserve forces.

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;
  • 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;
  • strategic programs, cyber, and intelligence matters; and
  • the establishment of the Space Force within the Air Force.

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 the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

The bill authorizes appropriations for the Maritime Administration.

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

S 1790Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by James Inhofe on 2019-6-11

Has summary

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-6-28

Vote

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

This bill authorizes FY2020 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, weapons, aircraft, vessels, shipbuilding and conversion, and missiles; (2) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; and (3) Operation and Maintenance.

The bill also authorizes the FY2020 personnel strengths for active duty and reserve forces.

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;
  • 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;
  • strategic programs, cyber, and intelligence matters; and
  • the establishment of the Space Force within the Air Force.

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 the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

The bill authorizes appropriations for the Maritime Administration.

LEGION Act

S 504Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Kyrsten Sinema on 2019-2-14

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-6-28

Tribal HUD-VASH Act of 2019

S 257Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Jon Tester on 2019-1-29

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-6-28

BRAVE Act

HR 2109Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Kathleen Rice on 2019-4-4

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-6-25

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2020

HR 2968Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Peter Visclosky on 2019-5-23

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-5-23

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2020

This bill provides FY2020 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities. The bill excludes military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all considered in other appropriations bills.

Within the DOD budget, the bill provides appropriations for

  • Military Personnel;
  • Operation and Maintenance;
  • Procurement;
  • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation; and
  • Revolving and Management Funds.

The bill provides appropriations for Other Department of Defense Programs, including

  • the Defense Health Program,
  • Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction,
  • Drug-Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, and
  • the Office of the Inspector General.

The bill provides appropriations for (1) Related Agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund and the Intelligence Community Management Account; and (2) Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism.

The bill also includes provisions that

  • repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force after 240 days;
  • prohibit funds from being used to construct a wall, fence, border barriers, or border security infrastructure along the southern land border of the United States;
  • prohibit funds from being used to deliver F-35 air vehicles or other F-35 weapon system equipment to Turkey; and
  • direct the President to remove the Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen unless a declaration of war or specific authorization has been enacted, with certain exceptions.

Veterans' Care Quality Transparency Act

HR 2372Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Lauren Underwood on 2019-4-25

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-22

Whole Veteran Act

HR 2359Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Conor Lamb on 2019-4-25

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-22

FIGHT Veteran Suicides Act

HR 2340Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Max Rose on 2019-4-18

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-22

Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act

HR 2333Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Anthony Brindisi on 2019-4-18

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-22

Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William Bill Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2019

HR 2326Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Mike Levin on 2019-4-15

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-22

Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act

HR 1812Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by David Roe on 2019-3-18

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-22

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019

HR 1200Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Elaine Luria on 2019-2-13

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-22

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

HR 2745Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Debbie Wasserman Schultz on 2019-5-15

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-5-15

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Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for Military Construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and related agencies.

The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for Military Construction for

  • the Army;
  • the Navy and Marine Corps;
  • the Air Force;
  • Defense-wide agencies and activities;
  • the Army and Air National Guard; and
  • the Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserves.

The bill also provides appropriations to DOD for

  • the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program;
  • the Base Closure Account;
  • Construction and Operation and Maintenance of Family Housing for the Army, the Navy and Marine Corps, the Air Force, and Defense-wide agencies and activities;
  • the Family Housing Improvement Fund; and
  • the Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund.

The bill provides appropriations to the VA for

  • the Veterans Benefits Administration,
  • the Veterans Health Administration,
  • the National Cemetery Administration, and
  • Departmental Administration.

The bill provides appropriations for related agencies and programs, including

  • the American Battle Monuments Commission,
  • the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims,
  • Cemeterial Expenses of the Army, and
  • the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

The bill provide appropriations to specified DOD military construction accounts for (1) Overseas Contingency Operations, and (2) Natural Disaster Relief.

The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts.

KREMLIN Act

HR 1617Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Raja Krishnamoorthi on 2019-3-7

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-3-14

Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act

HR 1381Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Raul Ruiz on 2019-2-26

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-3-7

Vet HP Act

HR 1271Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Marcy Kaptur on 2019-2-14

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-3-7

Veterans' Access to Child Care Act

HR 840Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Julia Brownley on 2019-1-29

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-2-11

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VA Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017

This bill establishes the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission, which shall make recommendations to the President regarding the closure, modernization, and/or realignment of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities based upon its own and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recommendations. The President shall transmit to the commission and to Congress a report containing the President's approval or disapproval of such recommendations by February 15, 2023. Within three years after transmittal of such report, the commission shall begin to implement the recommendations approved by the President and not disapproved by Congress.

The commission shall: (1) carry out appropriate environmental restoration and historic preservation in connection with facility closures or realignments, and (2) consult with state and local governments with respect to the treatment of roads or the disposal of surplus real property or infrastructure.

The VA may transfer the title of a VHA facility to the facility's redevelopment authority for lease to the VA or another federal agency.

The bill establishes in the Treasury the Department of Veterans Affairs Asset and Infrastructure Review Account.

The bill revises the definitions of: (1) "major medical facility project," and (2) "major medical facility lease."

The VA may enter into agreements with other federal agencies for the planning, designing, constructing, or leasing of shared medical facilities.

The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 is amended to exclude recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives from the limitation on awards and bonuses.

The bill provides funds for: (1) the Veterans Choice Program, and (2) medical facility minor construction and nonrecurring maintenance.

National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act

S 3561Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Jeanne Shaheen on 2018-10-9

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-20

National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act

S 3561Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Jeanne Shaheen on 2018-10-9

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-20

OPIOID Act of 2018

S 3047Armed Forces and National Security • Introduced by Claire McCaskill on 2018-6-11

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-11-13

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