S. 1867 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012


Nov 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on December 1, 2011 but was never passed by the House.


Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan



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Last Updated: Dec 3, 2011
Length: 926 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 1540 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 31, 2011

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

DivisionA - Department of Defense AuthorizationsTitleI - ProcurementSubtitleA - Authorization of AppropriationsSection101 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2012 for the Department of Defense (DOD) for procurement for the Army, Navy and ... Read more >

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Nov 15, 2011

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Nov 15, 2011
Reported by Committee

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Dec 1, 2011
Passed Senate

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

Dec 3, 2011
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed).

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1867”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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Nov 30, 2011 11:15 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 88/12
Dec 1, 2011 8:02 p.m.
Bill Passed 93/7

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 1540 (Includes)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 31, 2011

S. 1253 (Related)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2011

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