Defense: FY2006 Authorization and Appropriations [Updated July 8, 2005]   [open pdf - 227KB]

"This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress considers each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense. It summarizes the status of the bill, its scope, major issues, funding levels, and related congressional activity, and is updated as events warrant. The report lists the key CRS staff relevant to the issues covered and related CRS products. [...] On June 20, the House passed its version of the FY2006 defense appropriations bill (H.R. 2863) by a vote of 398-19. Earlier, on May 25, the House passed its version of the annual FY2006 defense authorization bill (H.R. 1815) by a vote of 390-39. The Senate Armed Services Committee marked up its version of the bill (S. 1042) on May 12, though floor action has not yet been scheduled. On May 24, the House passed the FY2006 energy and water appropriations bill (H.R. 2419), which provides funds for nuclear weapons programs of the Department of Energy. On May 26, the House passed the Military Quality of Life/Veterans Affairs (MQL/VA) appropriations bill (H.R. 2528), which includes funding for military construction, defense health, and some other defense programs. On July 1, the Senate passed its version of the energy and water appropriations bill (also H.R 2419)."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32924
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