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Titles (83)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Accountability for World Bank Loans to China Act of 2019
  • Afghanistan Security and Reconstruction Transparency Act
  • BEST Act
  • Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2019
  • Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act
  • CARE for Reservists Act of 2020
  • COUNTER Act of 2019
  • Care and Readiness Enhancement for Reservists Act of 2020
  • Central Coast Heritage Protection Act
  • Coast Guard Academy Improvement Act
  • Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act
  • Colorado Wilderness Act of 2020
  • Combating Russian Money Laundering Act
  • Coordinating Oversight, Upgrading and Innovating Technology, and Examiner Reform Act of 2019
  • Corporate Transparency Act of 2019
  • Electronic Message Preservation Act
  • Elijah E. Cummings Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2020
  • Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2020
  • Eliot L. Engel Department of State Authorization Act of 2020
  • Employment Fairness for Taiwan Act of 2020
  • FIRST Act
  • FedRAMP Authorization Act
  • Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2020
  • Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Authorization Act of 2020
  • First Infantry Recognition of Sacrifice in Theater Act
  • Global Child Thrive Act of 2020
  • Global Health Security Act of 2020
  • Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act
  • Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act of 2020
  • Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2020
  • Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act
  • LIFT Act
  • Leveraging Information on Foreign Traffickers Act
  • Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
  • National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020
  • National Cyber Director Act
  • Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act
  • Protecting America's Wilderness Act
  • Public Diplomacy Modernization Act of 2020
  • Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act
  • Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
  • STIFLE Act of 2020
  • San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act
  • Space Technology Advancement Report (STAR) Act of 2020
  • Stopping Trafficking, Illicit Flows, Laundering, and Exploitation Act of 2020
  • Sudan Democratic Transition, Accountability, and Fiscal Transparency Act of 2020
  • Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2020
  • Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act
  • U.S. Agency for Global Media Reform Act
  • Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Short Titles as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • CARE for Reservists Act of 2020
  • Care and Readiness Enhancement for Reservists Act of 2020
  • Electronic Message Preservation Act
  • Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2020
  • Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
  • National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020
  • Space Technology Advancement Report (STAR) Act of 2020
  • Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2020

Short Titles as Introduced

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • Blocking Deadly Fentanyl Imports Act
  • CARE for Reservists Act of 2020
  • Care and Readiness Enhancement for Reservists Act of 2020
  • Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2020
  • Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act of 2020
  • Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2020
  • Hong Kong Autonomy Act
  • Industries of the Future Act of 2020
  • Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
  • Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
  • Open Technology Fund Authorization Act
  • READI Act
  • Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement Act of 2020
  • Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
  • Secure United States Bases Act
  • USE IT Act
  • United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020
  • Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (5)

Date Actions Overview
11/16/2020Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S6723-6974)
07/21/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 295 - 125 (Roll no. 152).
07/16/2020Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Armed Services, H. Rept. 116-442, Part II.
07/09/2020Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Armed Services. H. Rept. 116-442.
03/26/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (156)

Date Chamber All Actions
11/18/2020-6:05pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of secs. 1276, 7103, and 7104 of the House bill, and sec. 6003 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Neal, Panetta, and Wenstrup.
11/18/2020-6:04pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs for consideration of secs. 525, 534, 535, 540A, 540B, 540C, 540E, 540H, 546, 551-53, 560B, 560E, 560F, 560G, 560H, 718, 724, 731, 734, 750H, 752-54, 760, 831, 1101, 1411, 1764, 1790, 1802, and 5502 of the House bill, and secs. 741, 744, 753, 762-64, 935, 1089, 1090A, 1090B, 1421, and 6085 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Takano, Lamb, and Bilirakis.
11/18/2020-6:03pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration of secs. 311, 312, 332, 560G, 601, 829, 830B, 912, 1101, 1732, 1750, 1760, 1768, 1809, 3501, 3504, 3505, 3507-09, 3510C, 3510D, 5103, and division H of the House bill, and secs. 178, 1087, 1635, 3501, 5237, 5246, 6089, and subtitle I of title LX of division E of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Huffman, Rouda, and Gibbs.
11/18/2020-6:02pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Small Business for consideration of secs. 831-33, 835-40, 840A, 841, 844, and 1633 of the House bill, and secs. 871, 872, 1642, 5871-75, and 5877 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Velazquez, Golden, and Chabot.
11/18/2020-6:01pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for consideration of sec. 229, subtitle D of title II of division A, secs. 327, 333, 341, 1744, 1771, 1806, 1807, 1821, 1824, 1825, division E, secs. 5502 and 10104 of the House bill, and secs. 318, 1098, 1099, subtitle C of title LII of division E, secs. 5231-38, and 6087 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Johnson (TX), Sherrill, and Garcia (CA).
11/18/2020-6:01pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Oversight and Reform for consideration of secs. 373, 813, 815, 825, 830B, 833, 848, 1101, 1102, 1104, 1105, 1108, 1111, 1114, 1115, subititles B and C of title XI of division A, secs. 1635, 1639, 1640C, subtitle B of title XVII of division A, secs. 1744, 1745, 1769, 1770, 1774, 1793, 1808, 9208, and 11410 of the House bill, and secs. 631, 1103-06, 1109-13, 5244, 6047, and 9306 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Maloney, Carolyn B., Lynch, and Comer.
11/18/2020-6:01pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Natural Resources for consideration of secs. 601, 626, 627, 1744, 1794, 1795, 2834-36, subtitle E of title XXVIII of division B, and divisions O and P of the House bill, and secs. 315, 2861-63, 2887, 6081, and 7861 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Grijalva, Haaland, and Bishop (UT).
11/18/2020-6:00pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of secs. 281, 540D, 814, 1055, 1215, 1299O-6, 1299T-4, 1299T-5, 1640A, 1731, 1733, 1762, and 1763 of the House bill, and secs. 1296 and 6088 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Nadler, Mucarsel-Powell, and Steube.
11/18/2020-6:00pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on House Administration for consideration of secs. 536, 1101, and 1751 of the House bill, and modifications committed to conference: Lofgren, Fudge, and Davis, Rodney.
11/18/2020-6:00pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Homeland Security for consideration of secs. 1630, 1631, 1637, 1640A, 1640D, 1640F, 1760, 1784, 1793, 1804, and 9508 of the House bill, and secs. 6088, 6096D, 6613, and 6614 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Torres Small (NM), Slotkin, and Green (TN).
11/18/2020-6:00pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Foreign Affairs for consideration of secs. 213, 843, subtitle C of title XI of division A, secs. 1202, 1203, 1207, 1221-24, 1231-33, 1238, 1248, 1249, 1251, 1260D, 1260E, 1261, 1266, 1272-74, 1276, 1280, 1286, 1290-92, 1294, 1296, 1299, 1299B, 1299G, 1299H, 1299K, subititles H-K of title XII of division A, secs. 1299Q-1, 1299Q-2, subtitle M of title XII of division A, secs. 1299T-4, 1299T-5, 1521, 1640F, 1659, 1757, 1759, 1823, and division I of the House bill, and secs. 1201-03, 1205-07, 1210, 1213, subtitle C of title XII and division A, secs. 1231-33, 1236, 1240, 1241, 1251, 1253-56, 1263, 1281, 1283, 1286, 1287, subtitle H of title XII of division A, subtitle C of title XV of division A, sec. 1661, title XVII of division A, secs. 6231, 6251, 6284, 6286, 6293-96, 6299, 6299A, 6299B, 6299D, and 6299F of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Engel, Sherman, and McCaul.
11/18/2020-6:00pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Financial Services for consideration of secs. 902, 1248, 1249, 1299R-9, 1768, 1776, 1779, 1790, 1792, 1798, 1803, 1808, 1812, subtitles H and I of title XVII of division A, and divisions G, J, K, and M of the House bill, and secs. 1706-10 and 6231 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Waters, Vargas, and Luetkemeyer.
11/18/2020-5:59pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of secs. 223, 229, 332, 335, 535, 540H, 601, 705, 736, 1299N-2, 1641, 1760, 1761, 1772, 1793, 1821, 1823, 1824, 2835, 3201, 3511, 3601, 5101-04, 5109, 10306, and 11206 of the House bill, and secs. 311, 319, 703, 1053, 1091, 1092, 1094, 1098, 1099, 2841, 3121, 3125, 3131, 3132, 5239, 6082-84, subtitle I of title LX of division E, secs. 6299F, 6614, 6704, and 6706 of the Senate amendment and modifications committed to conference: Pallone, DeGette, and Walden.
11/18/2020-5:59pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Education and Labor for the consideration of secs. 212, 279, 569, 570, 1110, 1791, 1797, 1833, and 1834 of the House bill, and secs. 516, 561-63, 565, 566, 1090, 5211, 6047, 6091, and 6615 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Scott (VA), Trahan, and Guthrie.
11/18/2020-5:59pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Budget for consideration of secs. 1002 and 8003 of the House bill, and secs. 4, 126, and 1086 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Morelle, Horsford, and Stewart.
11/18/2020-5:59pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Agriculture for consideration of secs. 3601 and 3602 of the House bill, and sec. 1053 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Peterson, Spanberger, and Conaway.
11/18/2020-5:59pmHouseThe 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.
11/18/2020-5:59pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Armed Services for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and for 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, Lamborn, Wittman, Hartzler, Austin Scott of Georgia, Stefanik, Kelly of Mississippi, Gallagher, Bacon, and Banks.
11/18/2020-5:58pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/18/2020-5:58pmHouseOn motion to close portions of the conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 396 - 8 (Roll no. 222).
11/18/2020-5:02pmHouseMr. Smith (WA) moved to close portions of the conference.
11/18/2020-5:01pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to without objection.
11/18/2020-5:01pmHouseMr. Smith (WA) asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference. (consideration: CR H5924-5925)
11/17/2020SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/16/2020SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S6723-6974)
11/16/2020SenateS.Amdt.2682 Amendment SA 2682 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
11/16/2020SenateS.Amdt.2682 Amendment SA 2682 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Inhofe. (consideration: CR S6688; text: CR S6723-6974) In the nature of a substitute.
11/16/2020SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6688)
08/05/2020SenateRead twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 505.
08/04/2020SenateReceived in the Senate.
07/21/2020-5:54pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
07/21/2020-5:45pmHouseThe 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. 6395.
07/21/2020-5:45pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/21/2020-5:45pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 295 - 125 (Roll no. 152).
07/21/2020-5:05pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 201 - 219 (Roll no. 151).
07/21/2020-4:14pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
07/21/2020-4:01pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Green (TN) motion to recommit with instructions pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to at the end of title XVII, add a new subtitle entitled "Defend COVID Research From Hackers Act". Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
07/21/2020-4:01pmHouseMr. Green (TN) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Armed Services. (text: CR H3603-3604)
07/21/2020-4:00pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
07/21/2020-4:00pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table
07/21/2020-4:00pmHouseH.Amdt.845 On agreeing to the Takano amendment (A014) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 184 (Roll no. 150). (consideration: CR H3602-3603)
07/21/2020-3:05pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table
07/21/2020-3:05pmHouseH.Amdt.840 On agreeing to the Dean amendment (A009) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 198 (Roll no. 149). (consideration: CR H3602)
07/21/2020-2:16pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table
07/21/2020-2:16pmHouseH.Amdt.839 On agreeing to the Pocan amendment (A008) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 93 - 324 (Roll no. 148). (consideration: CR H3601-3602)
07/21/2020-1:33pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table
07/21/2020-1:33pmHouseH.Amdt.838 On agreeing to the Neguse amendment (A007) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 181 (Roll no. 147). (consideration: CR H3600-3601)
07/21/2020-12:47pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table
07/21/2020-12:47pmHouseH.Amdt.837 On agreeing to the DeGette amendment (A006) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 179 (Roll no. 146). (consideration: CR H3599-3600)
07/21/2020-12:03pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table
07/21/2020-12:03pmHouseH.Amdt.836 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment (A005) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 173 - 241 (Roll no. 145). (consideration: CR H3598-3599)
07/21/2020-11:21amHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table
07/21/2020-11:21amHouseH.Amdt.835 On agreeing to the Omar amendment (A004) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 129 - 284 (Roll no. 144). (consideration: CR H3598)
07/21/2020-10:27amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3598-3607)
07/21/2020-10:27amHousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 6395.
07/20/2020-8:38pmHousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further proceedings on H.R. 6395 were postponed.
07/20/2020-8:38pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table
07/20/2020-8:38pmHouseH.Amdt.847 On agreeing to the Smith (WA) amendments (A016) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/20/2020-8:37pmHouseH.Amdt.847 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A016) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-8:19pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment en bloc No. 2.
07/20/2020-8:16pmHouseH.Amdt.847 Amendments en bloc (A016) offered by Mr. Smith (WA). (consideration: CR H3513-3584; text: CR H3513-3576)
07/20/2020-8:16pmHouseH.Amdt.846 On agreeing to the Panetta amendment (A015) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/20/2020-8:14pmHouseH.Amdt.846 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A015) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-8:02pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Panetta amendment No. 167.
07/20/2020-8:02pmHouseH.Amdt.846 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Panetta. (consideration: CR H3511-3513; text: CR H3511-3512)
07/20/2020-8:01pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment No. 29, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx (NC) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-8:01pmHouseH.Amdt.845 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A014) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-7:48pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 29.
07/20/2020-7:48pmHouseH.Amdt.845 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Takano. (consideration: CR H3510-3511; text: CR H3510)
07/20/2020-7:47pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table.
07/20/2020-7:47pmHouseH.Amdt.844 On agreeing to the Houlahan amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/20/2020-7:46pmHouseH.Amdt.844 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A013) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-7:34pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Houlahan amendment No. 19.
07/20/2020-7:34pmHouseH.Amdt.844 Amendment (A013) offered by Ms. Houlahan. (consideration: CR H3508-3510; text: CR H3508)
07/20/2020-7:33pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table.
07/20/2020-7:33pmHouseH.Amdt.843 On agreeing to the Adams amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/20/2020-7:33pmHouseH.Amdt.843 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A012) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-7:23pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Adams amendment No. 17.
07/20/2020-7:23pmHouseH.Amdt.843 Amendment (A012) offered by Ms. Adams. (consideration: CR H3506-3508; text: CR H3506-3507)
07/20/2020-7:22pmHouseWithout objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table.
07/20/2020-7:22pmHouseH.Amdt.842 On agreeing to the Gallego amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/20/2020-7:21pmHouseH.Amdt.842 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A011) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-7:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment No. 13.
07/20/2020-7:13pmHouseH.Amdt.842 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Gallego. (consideration: CR H3505-3506; text: CR H3505)
07/20/2020-7:11pmHouseH.Amdt.841 On agreeing to the Smith (WA) amendments (A010) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 336 - 71 (Roll no. 143).
07/20/2020-6:35pmHouseH.Amdt.834 On agreeing to the McAdams amendment (A003) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 179 (Roll no. 142).
07/20/2020-5:57pmHouseH.Amdt.833 On agreeing to the Escobar amendment (A002) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 - 190 (Roll no. 141).
07/20/2020-5:11pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Escobar amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
07/20/2020-5:11pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3503-3513)
07/20/2020-4:58pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further proceedings on H.R. 6395 were postponed.
07/20/2020-4:58pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment en bloc No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-4:58pmHouseH.Amdt.841 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A010) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-4:38pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment en bloc No. 1.
07/20/2020-4:35pmHouseH.Amdt.841 Amendments en bloc (A010) offered by Mr. Smith (WA). (consideration: CR H3379-3503; text: CR H3379-3497)
07/20/2020-4:33pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dean amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Luetkemeyer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-4:33pmHouseH.Amdt.840 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A009) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-4:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dean amendment No. 11.
07/20/2020-4:22pmHouseH.Amdt.840 Amendment (A009) offered by Ms. Dean. (consideration: CR H3375-3379; text: CR H3375-3376)
07/20/2020-4:21pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-4:21pmHouseH.Amdt.839 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A008) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-4:07pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 9.
07/20/2020-4:07pmHouseH.Amdt.839 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Pocan. (consideration: CR H3374-3375; text: CR H3374)
07/20/2020-4:06pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Neguse amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-4:06pmHouseH.Amdt.838 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A007) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-3:54pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Neguse amendment No. 8.
07/20/2020-3:54pmHouseH.Amdt.838 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Neguse. (consideration: CR H3363-3374; text: CR H3363-3372)
07/20/2020-3:53pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeGette amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lamborn demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-3:53pmHouseH.Amdt.837 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A006) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-3:42pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeGette amendment No. 7.
07/20/2020-3:42pmHouseH.Amdt.837 Amendment (A006) offered by Ms. DeGette. (consideration: CR H3336-3363; text: CR H3337-3361)
07/20/2020-3:41pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-3:41pmHouseH.Amdt.836 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A005) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-3:26pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 6.
07/20/2020-3:25pmHouseH.Amdt.836 Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Jayapal. (consideration: CR H3335-3336; text: CR H3335)
07/20/2020-3:25pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Omar amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-3:25pmHouseH.Amdt.835 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A004) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-3:12pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Omar amendment No. 5.
07/20/2020-3:12pmHouseH.Amdt.835 Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Omar. (consideration: CR H3333-3335; text: CR H3333)
07/20/2020-3:11pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McAdams amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thornberry demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-3:11pmHouseH.Amdt.834 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A003) pursuant to the rule.
07/20/2020-3:00pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McAdams amendment No. 4.
07/20/2020-2:59pmHouseH.Amdt.834 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. McAdams. (consideration: CR H3331-3333, H3503-3504; text: CR H3331)
07/20/2020-2:58pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Escobar amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lamborn demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/20/2020-2:57pmHouseH.Amdt.833 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) without objection.
07/20/2020-2:45pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1053, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Escobar amendment No. 3.
07/20/2020-2:44pmHouseH.Amdt.833 Amendment (A002) offered by Ms. Escobar. (consideration: CR H3329-3331, H3503; text: CR H3329)
07/20/2020-1:37pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6395.
07/20/2020-1:37pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 6395, H.R. 7027, H.R. 7327 and H.R. 1957. Provides for the consideration of H.R. 6395, H.R. 7027, H.R. 7327, and the Senate Amendments to H.R. 1957. Rule also provides that H.Res. 967, as amended by H.Res. 1017, is further amended by inserting a new date.
07/20/2020-1:37pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1053. (consideration: CR H3114-3503)
07/20/2020-9:12amHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1053 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6395, H.R. 7027, H.R. 7327 and H.R. 1957. Provides for the consideration of H.R. 6395, H.R. 7027, H.R. 7327, and the Senate Amendments to H.R. 1957. Rule also provides that H.Res. 967, as amended by H.Res. 1017, is further amended by inserting a new date.
07/16/2020HouseSupplemental report filed by the Committee on Armed Services, H. Rept. 116-442, Part II.
07/16/2020-12:01pmHouseThe Chair announced that the Committee on Armed Services was authorized to file a supplemental report on the bill H.R. 6395. Agreed to without objection.
07/09/2020HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 354.
07/09/2020HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Armed Services. H. Rept. 116-442.
07/01/2020HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 56 - 0.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
07/01/2020HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
06/23/2020HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
06/23/2020HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
06/23/2020HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel
06/23/2020HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel
06/23/2020HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness
06/23/2020HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness
06/23/2020HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
06/23/2020HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
06/22/2020HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
06/22/2020HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
06/22/2020HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
06/22/2020HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
03/27/2020HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/27/2020HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/27/2020HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/27/2020HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/27/2020HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/27/2020HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/26/2020HouseReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
03/26/2020HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 03/26/2020

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Armed Services03/26/2020 Referred to
07/01/2020 Markup by
07/09/2020 Reported by H. Rept. 116-442
H. Rept. 116-442,Part 2
07/16/2020 Reported by H. Rept. 116-442
H. Rept. 116-442,Part 2
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities03/27/2020 Referred to
06/22/2020 Markup by
06/22/2020 Reported by
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel03/27/2020 Referred to
06/23/2020 Markup by
06/23/2020 Reported by
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness03/27/2020 Referred to
06/23/2020 Markup by
06/23/2020 Reported by
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces03/27/2020 Referred to
06/23/2020 Markup by
06/23/2020 Reported by
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces03/27/2020 Referred to
06/22/2020 Markup by
06/22/2020 Reported by
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces03/27/2020 Referred to
06/23/2020 Markup by
06/23/2020 Reported by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to House (07/09/2020)

William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This bill authorizes FY2021 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation.

The bill authorizes appropriations to DOD for

  • Procurement, including aircraft, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, shipbuilding and conversion, and missiles;
  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation;
  • Operation and Maintenance;
  • Working Capital Funds;
  • Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction;
  • Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities;
  • the Defense Inspector General;
  • the National Defense Sealift Fund;
  • the Defense Health Program;
  • the Armed Forces Retirement Home;
  • the Space Force;
  • Overseas Contingency Operations; and
  • Military Construction.

The bill also authorizes the FY2021 personnel strengths for active duty and reserve forces and sets forth policies regarding

  • military personnel;
  • acquisition policy and management;
  • international programs;
  • National Guard and Reserve Force facilities;
  • compensation and other personnel benefits;
  • health care;
  • matters relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019);
  • DOD organization and management;
  • civilian personnel matters;
  • matters relating to foreign nations; and
  • strategic programs, cyber, and intelligence matters.

The bill authorizes appropriations for base realignment and closure activities, and maritime matters.

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

The bill also sets forth policies regarding certain federal activities related to artificial intelligence, including implementation by the President of a National Artificial Intelligence Initiative to support research and development, education, and training programs.