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- 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.
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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)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986
Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 1, 1986
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