H.R. 3327 (99th): Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1986

A bill making appropriations for Military Construction for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1986, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).



Sep 18, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 10, 1985

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 10, 1985.


Pub.L. 99-173


Willie “Bill” Hefner

Representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 10, 1985


Sep 18, 1985

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Sep 18, 1985
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 17, 1985
Passed House

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

Nov 7, 1985
Passed Senate with Changes

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

Nov 22, 1985
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

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.

Nov 22, 1985
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 10, 1985
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3327 (99th) 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 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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