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HR 4546 - National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 - 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: National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would authorize $383 billion for defense spending for fiscal year 2003.

Highlights:

  • $7.3 billion for counter-terrorism programs, including $200 million for nuclear materials and weapons protection.
  • $15.7 billion for the Defense Department.
  • $5.8 billion for the Homeland Security Department.
  • $7.8 billion for Ballistic Missile Defense programs.
  • $56.7 billion for military research and development.
  • Eliminates a law that cuts the amount of retirement pay veterans receive if they receive disability compensation.
  • Authorizes a 4.1 percent pay increase for military personnel; up to 6.5 percent for mid-level personnel.

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