S. 429 (96th): Department of Defense Supplemental Appropriation Authorization Act of 1979


Feb 9, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 27, 1979

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 27, 1979.


Pub.L. 96-29


John Stennis

Senator from Mississippi



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Last Updated: Jun 27, 1979

About the bill

Full Title

An act to authorize supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1979 for procurement of aircraft, missiles, and naval vessels for research, development, test, and evaluation for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

6/18/1979--Conference report filed in Senate.(Conference report filed in Senate, S. Rept. 96-223) Department of Defense Supplemental Appropriation Authorization Act, 1979 - =TitleI - Procurement=Authorizes additional appropriations in specified amounts for ... Read more >


Feb 9, 1979

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Apr 6, 1979
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May 3, 1979
Passed Senate

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May 31, 1979
Passed House with Changes

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Jun 27, 1979
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Jun 27, 1979
Text Published

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Related Bills

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H.R. 1873 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 5, 1979

H.R. 2575 (Related)
Department of Defense Supplemental Appropriation Authorization Act of 1979

Passed House
Last Action: May 31, 1979

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