S. 1923 (100th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1988

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).
Introduced:

Dec 4, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 3, 1987, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

John Stennis

Senator from Mississippi

Democrat

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1988, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Dec 3, 1987
 
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Dec 4, 1987
 
Introduced

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