H.R. 2969 (98th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1984 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, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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 11, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 27, 1983 but was never passed by the Senate.


Charles Price

Representative for Illinois's 21st congressional district


See Instead:

S. 675 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Sep 24, 1983


May 11, 1983

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May 11, 1983
Reported by Committee

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Jul 27, 1983
Passed House

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

H.R. 2969 (98th) 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 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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