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H.R.5515 – John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

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Bill Overview


Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] (Introduced 04/13/2018)(by request)


House – Armed Services

Committee Reports:

H. Rept. 115-676H. Rept. 115-676,Part 2

Latest Action:

Senate – 07/11/2018 Message on Senate action sent to the House. (All Actions)

Roll Call Votes:

There have been 27 roll call votes

Constitutional Authority Statement
[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 60 (Friday, April 13, 2018)]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [

H.R. 5515.
Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant
to the following:
The constitutional authority on which this bill rests is
the power of Congress “to provide for the common Defence”,
“to raise and support Armies”, “to provide and maintain a
Navy” and “to make Rules for the Government and Regulation
of the land and naval Forces” as enumerated in Article I,
section 8 of the United States Constitution.
[Page H3316]


Introduced in House (04/13/2018)

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

This bill authorizes FY2019 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: (1) Procurement, including aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and space procurement; (2) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; (3) Operation and Maintenance; (4) Working Capital Funds; (5) Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction; (6) Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities; (7) the Defense Inspector General; (8) the Defense Health Program; (9) the Armed Forces Retirement Home; (10) Overseas Contingency Operations; and (11) Military Construction.

The bill also authorizes the FY2019 personnel strength for active duty and reserve forces and sets forth policies regarding military personnel, acquisition policy and management, international programs, and National Guard and Reserve Forces facilities.

This Bill has passed Congress and was signed into law in December 2017. Following are links with additional information on this Bill.

U.S. Congessman Mac Thornberry. Serving the People of the 13th District of Texas     Link

National Security


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