S. 2642 (99th): National Security Programs Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987

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:

Jul 15, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on August 9, 1986 but was never passed by the House.

Sponsor:

John Warner

Senator from Virginia

Republican

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to authorize appropriations for the Department of Energy for national security programs for fiscal year 1987, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Jun 25, 1986
 
Reported by Committee

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Jul 15, 1986
 
Introduced

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Aug 9, 1986
 
Passed Senate

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Cosponsors
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Committee Assignments

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Votes

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

Related Bills

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S. 2638 (Related)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 14, 1986

S. 2218 (Related)
National Security Programs Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1987 and 1988

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 25, 1986

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