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A bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.


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John McCain

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Department of Defense Federal officials Military command and structure Military personnel and dependents Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents

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  • Became Public Law No: 115-2.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Signed by President.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Presented to President.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
    Source: House floor actions
  • On passage Passed by recorded vote: 268 - 151, 1 Present (Roll no. 59). (text: CR H520)
    Source: House floor actions
  • Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H531-532)
    Source: House floor actions
  • POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on S. 84, the Chair put the question on passge and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (WA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of S. 84 until later in the legislative day.
    Source: House floor actions
  • The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
    Source: House floor actions
  • DEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on S. 84.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Rule provides for consideration of S. Con. Res. 3 and S. 84. The resolution provides for two hours of general debate on S. Con. Res. 3 under a structured rule, and ninety minutes of debate on S.84. The resolution also provides for one motion to commit on S. 84.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 48. (consideration: CR H520-529)
    Source: House floor actions
  • Rule H. Res. 48 passed House.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 48 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of S. Con. Res. 3 and S. 84. The resolution provides for two hours of general debate on S. Con. Res. 3 under a structured rule, and ninety minutes of debate on S.84. The resolution also provides for one motion to commit on S. 84.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Held at the desk.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Received in the House.
    Source: House floor actions
  • Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    Source: Senate
  • Passed Senate, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative (pursuant to H.R. 2028, 114th Congress), without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 81 - 17. Record Vote Number: 27. (text: CR S307)
    Source: Senate
  • Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S299-307)
    Source: Senate
  • Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    Source: Senate
  • Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S299)
    Source: Senate
  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 2.
    Source: Senate
  • Committee on Armed Services. Reported by Senator McCain without amendment. Without written report.
    Source: Senate
  • Committee on Armed Services. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
    Source: Senate
  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
    Source: Senate