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S. 2723 (98th): Omnibus Defense Authorization Act, 1985

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An original bill to authorize appropriations for the military functions of the Department of Defense and to prescribe personnel levels for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 1985, to authorize certain construction at military installations for such fiscal year, to authorize appropriations for the Department of Energy for national security programs for such fiscal year, 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.

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

May 31, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 24, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

John Tower

Senator for Texas

Republican

History

May 24, 1984
 
Ordered Reported

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May 31, 1984
 
Introduced

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S. 2723 (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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