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

Introduced:

Feb 23, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 22, 2009

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

Law:

Pub.L. 111-23

Sponsor:

Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan

Democrat

Text:

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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.

Summary

The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act (formally Weapons Acquisition System Reform Through Enhancing Technical Knowledge and Oversight Act of 2009) was an Act of Congress passed in 2009 that was created to reform the way the Pentagon contracts and purchases major weapons systems. The bill was signed into law on May 22 by President Barack Obama.

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History

Feb 23, 2009
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 2, 2009
 
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.

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.

This page is about 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.

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