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Stopping Executive Overreach on Military Appropriations Act

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Stopping Executive Overreach on Military Appropriations Act

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10/24/19

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Date: October 24, 2019

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116.S.2705
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Armed Forces and National Security
Stopping Executive Overreach on Military Appropriations Act
Date: October 24, 2019Official Title: To amend title 10, United States Code, to modify the requirements relating to the use of construction authority in the event of a declaration of war or national emergency, and for other purposes.Short titleThis Act may be cited as the "Stopping Executive Overreach on Military Appropriations Act".Requirements relating to use of construction authority in event of declaration of war or nationalemergencySection 2808 of title 10, United States Code, is amended
  • (1) in subsection (b), by striking "appropriate committees of Congress of the decision" and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting "appropriate committees of Congress of
  • (1) the decision;
  • (2) each existing project affected by the decision;
  • (3) the amount of money to be redirected from each existing project affected by the decision;
  • (4) a description of the projects authorized by the decision;
  • (5) a justification for how each project authorized by the decision directly and primarily contributes to supporting the armed forces directly engaged in operations to address a war or national emergency; and
  • (6) the estimated cost of the projects authorized by the decision, including the cost of any real estate action pertaining to those projects.;
  • (2) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and
  • (3) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection (c):
  • (1) In the case of a decision to undertake a military construction project authorized by this section pursuant to a declaration of a national emergency, no funds may be transferred, no existing project may be curtailed, and no new project may be undertaken unless the Secretary of Defense requests from Congress approval of the military construction project and a joint resolution is enacted approving that project.
  • (2) For the purpose of this subsection, the term means only a joint resolution