S. 1511 (102nd): National Defense Desert Storm Supplemental Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.
Introduced:

Jul 22, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on August 2, 1991 but was never passed by the House.

Sponsor:

Samuel Nunn

Senator from Georgia

Democrat

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize further supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1991 for incremental expenses associated with Operation Desert Storm, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Jul 17, 1991
 
Reported by Committee

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Jul 22, 1991
 
Introduced

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Aug 2, 1991
 
Passed Senate

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