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HR 2561 - Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000 - National Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

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Title: Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $266 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2000.

Highlights:

  • $93.7 billion for Department of Defense operations and maintenance.
  • $37.17 billion for research, development, test, and evaluation programs, including $1.2 billion for research and development on next-generation tactical aircraft.
  • $1.81 billion for operations in Kosovo and Iraq.
  • $1.27 billion for environmental restoration programs.
  • $800 million for quality of life enhancements, including the repair and maintenance of military housing and barracks.
  • $456.1 million for assistance programs in the former Soviet Union that facilitate the elimination and the safe and secure transportation of nuclear, chemical, and other weapons, and improve demilitarization procedures.
  • $55.8 million for the Defense Department's Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid programs.
  • Implements 4.8 percent pay hike for military personnel.

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