S. 981 (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:

May 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: May 12, 2011
Length: 346 pages

See Instead:

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

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

May 12, 2011
 
Introduced

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