H.R. 12602 (95th): Military Construction 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.
Introduced:

May 8, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 8, 1978

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

Law:

Pub.L. 95-356

Sponsor:

Lucien Nedzi

Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 8, 1978

About the bill

Full Title

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

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History

May 8, 1978
 
Introduced

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

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