S. 1764 (104th): Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997

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:

May 16, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:
Enacted as H.R. 3230 (companion bill)
Sponsor:

Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 1996
Length: 78 pages

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Full Title

An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1997 for military construction, and for other purposes.

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History

May 2, 1996
 
Reported by Committee

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May 16, 1996
 
Introduced

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Jul 10, 1996
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

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