S. 1029 (99th): National Security Programs Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1986

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:

Apr 29, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 4, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Barry Goldwater

Senator from Arizona

Republican

About the bill

Full Title

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 1986, 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 title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Apr 4, 1985
 
Reported by Committee

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Apr 29, 1985
 
Introduced

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Votes

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1160 (Related)
Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 8, 1985

S. 868 (Related)
Department of Defense Efficiency and Economy Act of 1985

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 4, 1985

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