House Bill 6395
116th Congress(2019-2020)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-283 on Jan 1, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Mar 26, 2020
Latest Action
Jan 2, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
6395
Congress
116
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Washington
Passed
December 28, 2020
Type
Placeholder Text For H43410
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

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, missiles, and ammunition;
  • 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 Defense Health Program;
  • the Armed Forces Retirement Home;
  • the Space Force;
  • Overseas Contingency Operations; and
  • Military Construction.

The bill also authorizes the FY2021 personnel strength for active duty and reserve forces.

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