S. 2515 (107th): Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003

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 15, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on June 27, 2002 but was never passed by the House.

Sponsor:

Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2002
Length: 376 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

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History

May 9, 2002
 
Reported by Committee

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May 15, 2002
 
Introduced

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Jun 27, 2002
 
Passed Senate

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Committee Assignments

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Votes

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Related Bills

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H.R. 4546 (Related)
Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 2, 2002

S. 2514 (Included-In)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jun 27, 2002

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