H.R. 12602 (95th): Military Construction Authorization Act

A bill to authorize certain construction at military installations for fiscal year 1979, and for other purposes.

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.



May 8, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 8, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 8, 1978.


Pub.L. 95-356


Lucien Nedzi

Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 8, 1978


May 8, 1978

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 22, 1978
Passed House

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

Jul 12, 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.

Sep 8, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Sep 8, 1978
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

H.R. 12602 (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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