S. 920 (94th): Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act

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.

Mar 3, 1975
94th Congress, 1975–1976

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 19, 1975, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Stennis

Senator from Mississippi


See Instead:

H.R. 6674 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 7, 1975

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Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations during the fiscal year 1976, and the period of July 1, 1976, through September 30, 1976, for procurement of aircraft, missiles, naval vessels, tracked combat vehicles, torpedoes, and other weapons, and research, development, test and evaluation for the Armed Forces, and to prescribe the authorized personnel strength for each active duty component and of the Selected Reserve of each Reserve component of the Armed Forces and of civilian personnel of the Department of Defense, and to authorize the military training student loads.

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Mar 3, 1975

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May 19, 1975
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