S. 1160 (99th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986


May 16, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 8, 1985

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 8, 1985.


Pub.L. 99-145


Barry Goldwater

Senator from Arizona



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Last Updated: Nov 8, 1985

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.

Summary (CRS)

7/29/1985--Conference report filed in House.(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 99-235) Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 - TitleI - ProcurementPartA - FundingAuthorizes appropriations for FY 1986 for procurement ... Read more >


May 15, 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.

May 16, 1985

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 5, 1985
Passed Senate

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

Jun 27, 1985
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 30, 1985
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The Senate approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The House must also approve the conference report.

Nov 8, 1985
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 8, 1985
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1160”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.R. 1872 (Related)
Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 27, 1985

S. 1042 (Related)
Military Construction Authorization Act, 1986

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 3, 1985

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