S. 2295 (99th): Barry Goldwater Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986


Apr 14, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 6, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barry Goldwater

Senator from Arizona


About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to reorganize and strengthen certain elements of the Department of Defense, to improve the military advice provided the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense, to enhance the effectiveness of military operation, to increase attention to the formulation of strategy and to contingency planning, to provide for the more efficient use of resources, to strengthen civilian authority in the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/7/1986--Indefinitely postponed in Senate.(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H. R. 3622 passed in lieu) Barry Goldwater Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 - TitleI - Department of DefenseAmends Federal ... Read more >

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Mar 6, 1986
Reported by Committee

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Apr 14, 1986

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2295”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


31 cosponsors (21D, 10R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 3622 (Related)
Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 1, 1986

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