S. 674 (99th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986

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:

Mar 18, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 4, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Barry Goldwater

Senator from Arizona

Republican

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1986 for the Armed Forces, for procurement, for research, development, test, and evaluation, for operation and maintenance, and for working capital funds, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Mar 18, 1985
 
Introduced

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Apr 4, 1985
 
Reported by Committee

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