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.

Summary (CRS)

8/16/1982--Conference report filed in House.(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 97-749) Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1983 - TitleI - ProcurementAuthorizes appropriations for FY 1983 for the armed forces ... Read more >


Mar 22, 1982

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Mar 31, 1982
Reported by Committee

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May 14, 1982
Passed Senate

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Jul 29, 1982
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 17, 1982
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The Senate approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The House must also approve the conference report.

Sep 8, 1982
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Sep 8, 1982
Text Published

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

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2248”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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Related Bills

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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

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