H.R. 14262 (94th): Department of Defense Appropriation Act

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Jun 8, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 22, 1976

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 22, 1976.


Pub.L. 94-419


George Mahon

Representative for Texas's 19th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 22, 1976

About the bill

Full Title

An Act making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1977, and for other purposes.

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Jun 8, 1976

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 17, 1976
Passed House

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

Aug 9, 1976
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 22, 1976
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Sep 22, 1976
Text Published

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