H.R. 4759 (99th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1987 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Intelligence Community Staff, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, 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.



May 7, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 27, 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 27, 1986.


Pub.L. 99-569


Lee Hamilton

Representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 27, 1986


May 7, 1986

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May 8, 1986
Reported by Committee

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Sep 17, 1986
Passed House

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Sep 24, 1986
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. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 6, 1986
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.

Oct 27, 1986
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 27, 1986
Text Published

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H.R. 4759 (99th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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