S. 1852 (98th): Defense Production Act Amendments of 1984

Sep 19, 1983 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 98-265.
Paul Trible Jr.
Senator from Virginia
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Last Updated
Apr 17, 1984
Related Bills
H.R. 3959 (Related)
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1984

Signed by the President
Nov 30, 1983


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 17, 1984.

Introduced Sep 19, 1983
Referred to Committee Sep 19, 1983
Reported by Committee Sep 29, 1983
Passed Senate Sep 30, 1983
Passed House with Changes Oct 06, 1983
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate Apr 05, 1984
Signed by the President Apr 17, 1984
Full Title

A bill to extend the expiration date of the Defense Production Act of 1950.


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4/5/1984--Conference report filed in House.
(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 98-651) Defense Production Act Amendments of 1984 - Amends the Defense Production Act of 1950 to extend its expiration date for two and one-half years, from March 30, 1984, to the end of FY 1986.
Sets forth the criteria under which the President may authorize the guarantee of loans to defense contractors, including:
(1) the essentiality of the material or service to the national defense;
(2) industry's need for such a guarantee before providing the necessary capability;
(3) the cost-effectiveness of the guarantee, considering the alternatives; and
(4) that defense demand is equal to or greater than the output of domestic industrial capability which is reasonably determined to be available for national defense.
Sets forth similar criteria for loans to private business enterprises and the purchase of raw materials under such Act. (The criteria set forth are the existing Department of Defense criteria for evaluating project proposals under title III of the Defense Production Act.) Eliminates the legislative veto provisions from such Act requiring instead that Congress approve proposed loan guarantees, loans, or purchases through the authorization and budget process with established thresholds for appropriations.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1985 and 1986.
Directs the President to make annual reports to the appropriate congressional committees on the impact of offsets on the defense preparedness, industrial competitiveness, employment, and trade of the United States.

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