S. 1087 (104th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1996

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).

Jul 28, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 5, 1995 but was never passed by the House.


Ted Stevens

Senator from Alaska



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Last Updated: Sep 5, 1995
Length: 102 pages

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H.R. 2126 (same title)
Enacted — By 10 Day Rule — Dec 1, 1995

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Full Title

An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996, and for other purposes.

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Jul 28, 1995

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Jul 28, 1995
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Sep 5, 1995
Passed Senate

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Aug 11, 1995 10:27 a.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 60/38
Sep 5, 1995 5:30 p.m.
Bill Passed 62/35

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H.R. 2126 (Supersedes)
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1996

Enacted — By 10 Day Rule
Dec 1, 1995

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Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 1996

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