S. 454 (111th): Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009


Feb 23, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 22, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 22, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-23


Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan



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Last Updated: Aug 23, 2010
Length: 30 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to improve the organization and procedures of the Department of Defense for the acquisition of major weapon systems, and for other purposes.

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Feb 23, 2009

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Apr 2, 2009
Reported by Committee

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May 7, 2009
Passed Senate

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

May 13, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

May 20, 2009
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

May 21, 2009
Conference Report Agreed to by House

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

May 22, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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14 cosponsors (9D, 4R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 7, 2009 11:55 a.m.
Bill Passed 93/0
On the Conference Report
May 20, 2009 6:03 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 95/0
On the Conference Report
May 21, 2009 1:45 p.m.
Passed 411/0

Related Bills

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H.R. 1830 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 31, 2009

H.Res. 463 (Related)
Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 454) to ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 21, 2009

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