H.R. 10929 (95th): Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act

A bill to authorize appropriations during the fiscal year 1979, 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, to authorize the military training student loads, and to authorize appropriations for civil defense, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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.

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 14, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Status:

Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Aug 17, 1978

This bill was vetoed by the President on August 17, 1978 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.

Sponsor:

Charles Price

Representative for Illinois's 23rd congressional district

Democrat

History

Feb 14, 1978
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 24, 1978
 
Passed House

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

Jul 11, 1978
 
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.

Aug 17, 1978
 
Vetoed

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

H.R. 10929 (95th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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