S. 2414 (98th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985

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.
Introduced:

Mar 12, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 12, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

John Tower

Senator from Texas

Republican

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1985 for the Armed Forces for procurement, for research, development, test and evaluation, for operation and maintenance and for working capital funds, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces and for civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Mar 12, 1984
 
Introduced

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Related Bills

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S. 2723 (Related)
Omnibus Defense Authorization Act, 1985

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 24, 1984

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