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    (Wikipedia) - National Defense Authorization Act This article is on all generic National Defense Authorization Acts. For the bill debated in the House in May 2014, see Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435; 113th Congress).

    The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a United States federal law specifying the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense. Each year''s act also includes other provisions. The U.S. Congress oversees the defense budget primarily through two yearly bills: the National Defense Authorization Act and defense appropriations bills. The authorization bill determines the agencies responsible for defense, establishes funding levels, and sets the policies under which money will be spent.

    Contents
    • 1 Current legislation
    • 2 Notable or controversial NDAA legislation
    • 3 See also
    • 4 References
    • 5 External links

    Current legislation

    The current NDAA is the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (H.R. 3304; NDAA 2014), a United States federal law which specifies the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense (DOD) for Fiscal Year 2014. The law authorized the DOD to spend $607 billion in Fiscal Year 2014. On December 26, 2013, President Barack Obama signed the bill into law. This was the 53rd consecutive year that a National Defense Authorization Act has been passed.

    The Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435; 113th Congress) is one of the proposed NDAA bills for fiscal year 2015. On May 8, 2014, the House Armed Services Committee ordered the bill reported (amended) by a vote of 61-0. The Committee spent 12 hours debating the bill and voting on hundreds of different amendments before voting to pass it.

    Notable or controversial NDAA legislation
    • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, Pub.L. 109–364. This NDAA is formally named after John Warner, a U.S. war veteran and former long-term Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee chairman and U.S. Secretary of the Navy from Virginia.
    • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Pub.L. 110–181. This NDAA is notable for including a signing statement, one of many that President George W. Bush controversially (see articles) used in attempting to project a "strong" unitary executive theory — one that he hoped would consolidate and expand Executive Branch power.
    • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Pub.L. 111–84. This NDAA contains important (see article) hate crimes legislation.
    • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, Pub.L. 111–383. This NDAA is formally named after Ike Skelton, a former long-term Congressman and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee from Missouri.
    • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Pub.L. 112–81. This NDAA contains several controversial sections (see article), the chief being §§ 1021-1022, which affirm provisions authorizing the indefinite military detention of civilians, including U.S. citizens, without habeas corpus or due process, contained in the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), Pub.L. 107–40.

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