S. 924 (105th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998

Overview

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:

Jun 17, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 12, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 1997
Length: 504 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 1119 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Nov 18, 1997

S. 936 (same title)
Passed Senate — Jul 11, 1997

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1998 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 titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Jun 12, 1997
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 17, 1997
 
Introduced

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