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3/4/2013--Introduced.Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 - Appropriates funds for FY2013 to the... Read More

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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on Mar 6, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Mar 4, 2013

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A BILL

Making appropriations for the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Division A--Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 Division B--Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 Division C--Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Division D--Across-the-Board Reductions

SEC. 3. REFERENCES.

Except as expressly provided otherwise, any reference to ``this Act'' contained in division A, B, or C of this Act shall be treated as referring only to the provisions of that division.

SEC. 4. EXPLANATORY STATEMENT.

The explanatory statement regarding this Act printed in the House of Representatives section of the Congressional Record on or about March 7, 2013 by the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House shall have the same effect with respect to the allocation of funds and implementation of this Act as if it were a joint explanatory statement of a committee of conference.

SEC. 5. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.

Each amount designated in this Act by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control...

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March 5, 2013 Dear Representative: On behalf of the more than three million members of the National Education Association, we urge you to vote NO on H.R. 933, the Continuing Resolution (CR) for FY13, which fails to eliminate devastating and arbitrary across-the-board cuts to education. Votes associated with this issue may be included in the NEA Legislative Report Card for the 113th Congress. The CR simply accepts the sequester’s indiscriminate, across-the-board cuts, slashing non-defense discretionary programs, including education, by 5 percent—the equivalent of cutting nearly all education programs and Head Start by roughly $3 billion. Services or financial aid will be reduced or eliminated for more than 7 million of our neediest students, and the jobs of tens of thousands of educators put at risk when Congress should be working to help create jobs. Students will feel the blow of the cuts as fewer educators, reading coaches, and counselors lead to ballooning class sizes, elimination of tutoring and after-school programs, and less individual attention. These cuts take us in the wrong direction as a nation. Education funding will be rolled back to pre-2004 levels, despite the fact that we have nearly 6 million more students in our schools today (counting higher education) than we did back then. We oppose the federal pay freeze included in the CR, which affects educators who work on Department of Defense bases. These public servants, who educate and serve the sons and daughters of our men and women in uniform, already face furloughs of as many as 22 days between now and the end of the fiscal year—the equivalent of a 20 percent pay cut because of the sequester. They and their students deserve better. Instead of asking the middle class and students to make further sacrifices, we should be calling on corporations and the very wealthy to pay their fair share. As just one example, closing the loophole that allows corporations to defer taxes on offshore profits could generate some $600 billion in revenue over 10 years, or nearly twice the $337 billion needed to fully fund the federal share of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Instead, the CR cuts special education funding by well over $600 million. Slashing education funding is short-sighted. By allowing the sequester cuts to continue, the CR harms our students as well as our economy—today and in the future. We urge you to vote NO on H.R. 933. (Letter provided to POPVOX by Congressional office.)

March 6, 2013 Dear Representative: On behalf of the 1.6 million members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), I strong urge you to vote against HR 933. While it is essential to provide continuing funds for the remainder of FY13 in order to avert a harmful and disruptive government shutdown, HR 933 fails to responsibly address the $85 billion in harmful, across-the-board cuts. Enough is enough. It is high-time to stop holding the US economy hostage to fabricated budget crises. With 1 million jobs on the line and the continuity of critical public services for working families and vulnerable citizens at stake, it is essential to return to regular budget order and embrace tax policy that raises adequate revenues and restores tax fairness. The greatest challenge facing the US economy and Congress is the jobs crisis, not the budget deficit or the national debt. Misguided attempts at austerity and slashing government services had the effect of shrinking the economy in the last quarter of 2012. We urge you to reject HR 933, get back to regular budget order, and focus on job creation and strengthening our nation's economy. (Letter provided to POPVOX by Congressional office.)

Users Supporting

I support H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") because it is opposed only by unions who think they are not getting a big enough cut of the pie. While I would rather see a reasonable budget, I am opposed to "shutting down" government primarily, DOD and VA at this time....

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bsaggie
TX-12
2 years ago

I support H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013"). I am sick and tired of this administration taking advantage of the military and the civilian federal employees who actually "work" for a living and not those overpaid lackeys that work in the WH at the behest of the "Queen". And if I sound bitter, sir, it is because I AM!!! How dare they have a huge party for the 50th birthday of that woman while there is a sequester going on! There should not be any parties at all. We have to pay for those and surely, those items can be cut from the budget before any cuts to our military, in the form of pay and student aid? These are men and women who are laying down their LIVES, for goodness sake, while the Obama's are having a freaking birthday party? All so that man can make it "hurt them as much as it can"? What kind of a President do we have? And why are we sending $250 million to Egypt during the sequester? Straighten up, gentlemen, and remember who it is you WORK for. You can be replaced next election.....and trust me, there will be an election....or it will be too bad for this country....

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AmericanMade1956
OH-16
2 years ago

I support H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") because...If we cannot get both houses and the president to approve a unified and responsible budget that is sustainable, then this is a resolution I support. My kids are fretting the future that awaits them. They have kids of their own and what can they say to their kids about responsible spending? If we, as individuals, can be responsible to maintain our budgets and live within our means, what does it say about our government, who cannot. I'm embarrassed.

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5LKM3
TX-21
2 years ago

I support H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") because it is time to start bringing our deficit under control but we need to do the cuts in a business manner and not a careless "one size fits all" approach. This is a small cut and small sacrifice. If we can not do this we are in trouble. We do not have a revenue problem. Congress has a spending problem.

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Anonymous851352
FL-6
2 years ago

I support H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") This is long over due. Intelligent business cuts must illuminate all the waste in federal spending.

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UncleBlack
LA-3
2 years ago

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I oppose H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") because, this is bypassing the desperate need for a budget compromise. Please work to reduce spending and create a meaningful budget!..

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Sonie
NC-11
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") because the defense budget is already over-inflated. Instead, we must concentrate on maintaining adequate funding for education, health, and veterans. Thank you. Peace!

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rowbikerv
SD-0
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") because Congress is required by law to pass a budget. Please, pass a budget first!

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Jackal40
OH-1
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") because...PASS A FEDERAL BUDGET - last Federal Budget passed by the Senate was in April 2009. Stop hiding what the Federal Government is spending and do your jobs - Pass A Federal Budget.

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wardmama4
OH-1
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") because...I believe I read that this bill authorizes up to $4 trillion to the Department of Defense. Is this correct: "Upon determination by the Secretary of Defense that such action is necessary in the national interest, he may, with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, transfer not to exceed $4,000,000,000 of working capital funds of the Department of Defense or funds made available in this Act to the Department of Defense for military functions (except military construction) between such appropriations or funds or any subdivision thereof, to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes, and for the same time period, as the appropriation or fund to which transferred:

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CBOLWELL
ID-2
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 933 ("Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013") because...I believe that a budget should be introduced to address how we move forward on decreasing the deficit that is thoughtful and limits the damage to spending on education, medicare, medicaid and social programs.

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johnquilico
IL-17
2 years ago

Bill Summary

3/4/2013--Introduced.Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 - Appropriates funds for FY2013 to the Department of Defense (DOD) for: (1) military personnel; (2) operation and maintenance, including for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, environmental restoration, overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid, former Soviet Union cooperative threat reduction, and the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund; (3) procurement, including for aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and purchases under the Defense Production Act of 1950; (4) research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E); (5) Defense Working Capital Funds and the National Defense Sealift Fund; (6) the Defense Health Program; (7) chemical agents and munitions destruction; (8) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities; (9) the Office of the Inspector General; (10) the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund; (11) the Intelligence Community Management Account; and (12) overseas contingency operations, including regular, reserve, and National Guard personnel, operation and maintenance, the Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund, the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund, the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, procurement, RDT&E, and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund. Specifies authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of appropriated funds. Rescinds specified funds from various accounts under prior defense appropriations Acts. Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for DOD for: (1) military construction for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force (military departments), DOD, the Army and Air National Guard, and the Army, Navy, and Air Force reserves; (2) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program; (3) family housing construction and related operation and maintenance for the military departments and DOD; (4) the Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund; (5) DOD chemical demilitarization construction; and (6) the Department of Defense Base Closure Accounts of 1990 and 2005. Appropriates funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for: (1) the Veterans Benefits Administration; (2) readjustment benefits; (3) veterans insurance and indemnities; (4) the Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund; (5) the Vocational Rehabilitation Loans Program; (6) the Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program; (7) the Veterans Health Administration; (8) the National Cemetery Administration; (9) the Office of Inspector General; (10) construction for major and minor projects; and (11) grants for the construction of extended care facilities and veterans cemeteries. Appropriates funds for: (1) the American Battle Monuments Commission, (2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, (3) DOD cemeterial expenses, (4) the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and (5) overseas contingency operations for military construction for the Navy and Marine Corps. Specifies restrictions and authorities regarding the use of funds appropriated in this Act. Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes continuing appropriations for FY2013. Appropriates amounts for continuing operations, projects, or activities which were conducted in FY2012 and for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were made available in: (1) the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (2) the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (3) the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (4) the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012; (5) the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012; (6) the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (7) the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (8) the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012; (9) the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012; (10) the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; and (11) the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012. Establishes levels of funding for FY2013 for departments and agencies included under such Acts. Specifies authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of appropriated funds. Rescinds, except as specified, defined applicable percentages of: (1) the budget authority provided (or obligation limit imposed) for FY2013 for any of the preceding discretionary accounts, (2) the budget authority provided in any advance appropriation for FY2013 for any discretionary account in any prior fiscal year appropriation Act, and (3) the contract authority provided in FY2013 for any program subject to limitation incorporated or otherwise contained in the preceding provisions this Act.

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