H.R. 4986 (110th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

To provide for the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, as previously enrolled, with certain modifications to address the foreign sovereign immunities provisions of title 28, United States Code, with respect to the attachment of property in certain judgements against Iraq, the lapse of statutory authorities for the payment of bonuses, special pays, and similar benefits for members of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.

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.

Overview

Introduced:

Jan 16, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 28, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 28, 2008.

Law:

Pub.L. 110-181

Sponsor:

Ike Skelton

Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2008
Length: 602 pages

History

Jan 16, 2008
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 16, 2008
 
Passed House

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

Jan 22, 2008
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 28, 2008
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4986 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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