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S. 2638 (99th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987

A bill to authorize appropriations for military functions of the Department of Defense and to prescribe military personnel levels for such Department for fiscal year 1987, to revise and improve military compensation programs, to improve defense procurement procedures, to authorize certain construction at military installations for fiscal year 1987, to authorize appropriations for national security programs of the Department of Energy for fiscal year 1987, 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.

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Jul 8, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 14, 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 14, 1986.

Law:

Pub.L. 99-661

Sponsor:

Barry Goldwater

Senator for Arizona

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 14, 1986

History

Jun 25, 1986
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 8, 1986
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Aug 9, 1986
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Sep 18, 1986
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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.

Oct 15, 1986
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

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.

Nov 14, 1986
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 14, 1986
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 2638 (99th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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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