S. 1812 (105th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999

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:

Mar 23, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:
Enacted as H.R. 3616 (companion bill)
Sponsor:

Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 1998
Length: 107 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1999 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 1999, and for other purposes.

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History

Mar 23, 1998
 
Introduced

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