H.R. 6523 Senate Amendment: Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011

H.R. 6523

Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011

Date
December 23, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

The Senate Amendment to H.R. 6523 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced on December 15, 2010 by Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO).

The House approved the bill on December 17, 2010, by a vote of 341—48.  The Senate approved the bill with an amendment on December 22, 2010 by unanimous consent.

Bill Summary

The legislation is identical to the bill (H.R. 6523) approved by the House on December 17, 2010, except that the Senate stripped out a provision authorizing up to $100 million for victims who suffered atrocities committed by the Japanese forces occupying Guam during World War II.  Specifically, the House-approved bill included a provision to pay war reparations to Guam residents that suffered mistreatment during World War II.  Under that provision, eligible recipients must have been alive during WWII.  Heirs of those who died during the war or passed since World War II ended would not have been eligible to receive funds. 

For a complete summary of the underlying bill, please see the Legislative Digest for H.R. 6523.

Cost

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that this legislation would reduce the deficit by $2 million over five years.