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Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates funds for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for defense activities of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.
- Prohibits the Authorization for Use of Military Force and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 from denying the writ of habeas corpus and the right to a trial by jury to an individual inside the United States, who would have such rights in the absence of these laws (Sec. 1029).
- Appropriates $88.4 billion for overseas contingency operations for fiscal year 2013 (Secs. 4102, 4202, 4302, 4402, 4502, & 4602).
- Appropriates $17.4 billion to the Department of Energy for national security programs for fiscal year 2013 (Sec. 4701).
- Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this bill for the transfer or release of individuals detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on or after January 20, 2009, to the United States (Sec. 1027).
- Prohibits the use of a military installation as a site to officiate, solemnize, or perform a marriage ceremony or marriage-like ceremony for a same-sex couple (Sec. 537).
- Increases the monthly basic pay rate for uniformed service members by 1.7 percent starting January 1, 2013 (Sec. 601).
- Limits the Army's reduction in force to no more than 15,000 members per year from 2014 to 2017 (Sec. 403).
- Limits the Marine Corps’ reduction in force to no more than 5,000 members per year from 2014 to 2017 (Sec. 403).
- Requires the following minimum numbers of service members for each branch of the military after 2013 reductions in force have occurred (Sec. 402):
- For the Army, 542,700;
- For the Navy, 322,700;
- For the Marine Corps, 193,500; and
- For the Air Force, 329,460.
- Requires the target for procurement contracts awarded to small businesses to be a minimum of 23 percent of procurement contracts (Sec. 1631).
- Requires the president to submit to Congress a certification that any international agreement concerning an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities is non-binding and has no legal basis for limiting the activities of the United States in outer space (Sec. 913).
- Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study to evaluate at least 3 possible locations in the United States that would be suited for future deployment a missile defense interceptor and requires at least 2 of the locations to be on the East Coast (Sec. 227).