S. 2057 (105th): Strom Thurmond 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:

May 11, 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: Oct 21, 1998
Length: 651 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 3616 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 17, 1998

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize appropriations for the fiscal year 1999 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

May 7, 1998
 
Reported by Committee

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May 11, 1998
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 25, 1998
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jun 25, 1998
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) 1.

Jun 25, 1998
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print 1.

Jun 25, 1998
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

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Details

Cosponsors
none
Committee Assignments
Personnel

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Votes
Jun 25, 1998 8:46 p.m.
Bill Passed 88/4

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.R. 3616 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 17, 1998

S. 2060 (Includes)
Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jun 25, 1998

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