S. 2248 (97th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1983


Mar 22, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 8, 1982

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 8, 1982.


Pub.L. 97-252


John Tower

Senator from Texas



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Last Updated: Sep 8, 1982

About the bill

Full Title

An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1983 for the Armed Forces for procurement, for research, development, test, and evaluation, and for operation and maintenance, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces and for civilian employees of the Department of Defense, to authorize appropriations for such fiscal year for civil defense, to authorize supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1982, and for other purposes.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 6030 (Related)
Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1983

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 29, 1982

S. 2249 (Related)
Department of Defense Supplemental Authorization Act, 1982

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 31, 1982

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 2248” means this is a Senate 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.


Mar 22, 1982
Reported by Committee
Mar 31, 1982
Passed Senate
May 14, 1982
Passed House with Changes
Jul 29, 1982
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate
Aug 17, 1982
Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 8, 1982


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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