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H.R. 5167 (98th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985


An act to authorize appropriations for military functions of the Department of Defense and to prescribe military personnel levels for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 1985, to revise and improve defense procurement, compensation, and management programs, to establish new defense educational assistance programs, to authorize appropriations for national security programs of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.

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.

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Mar 15, 1984
98th Congress (1983–1984)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 19, 1984

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 19, 1984.

Law
Pub.L. 98-525
Sponsor

Charles Price

Representative for Illinois's 21st congressional district

Democrat

Text

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 1984

Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

Source

History

Mar 15, 1984
 
Introduced

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Apr 19, 1984
 
Ordered Reported

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May 31, 1984
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jun 21, 1984
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 27, 1984
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 19, 1984
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 19, 1984
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 5167 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5167. This is the one from the 98th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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