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

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:

Nov 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
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.

Sponsor:

Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan

Democrat

Text:

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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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Nov 15, 2011
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 15, 2011
 
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.

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).

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