National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
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Full titleAn act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 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.
AcronymNDAA 2016
Introduced in114th United States Congress
Introduced onApril 13, 2015
Sponsored byRep. William McClellan Thornberry (R, TX-13)
Number of co-sponsors1
Agencies affectedExecutive Office of the President, United States Department of Defense
Legislative history

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (H.R. 1735; NDAA 2016, Pub.L. 114-92) is a United States purposed federal bill which specifies the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense (DOD) for Fiscal Year 2016. The law authorizes the $515 billion in spending for national defense and an additional $89.2 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations fund (OCO), for a total of $604.2 billion for the Fiscal Year 2016.[1]

Role of the bill[edit]

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 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.[2]

Bill vetoed[edit]

On September 30, 2015, President Barack Obama threatened to veto the NDAA 2016. The reason for the veto threat by the Obama administration was that the bill bypassed the Budget Control Act of 2011 spending caps by allocating nearly $90 billion to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account, designating routine spending as emergency war expenses exempted from the caps.[3] On October 22, 2015, Obama vetoed the bill.[4]

However, after changes it became S. 1356 (114th) which was signed by the President on Nov 25, 2015.[5]

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External links[edit]

General tracking of the bill:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "H.R. 1735, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016". Gop.gov. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Senate HR1735" (PDF). Armed-servies.senate.gov. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Clark, Colin. "President Obama Will Veto Defense Policy Bill". Breakingdefense.com. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Mufson, Steven. "Obama uses veto for only fifth time, rejecting defense authorization bill". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "S. 1356 (114th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016". Govtrack.us. Retrieved August 2, 2017.