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Apr 3, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986
This bill was introduced on April 4, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from Texas
A bill to define allowable cost reimbursement under contracts of the Department of Defense; to control the cost of spare parts acquisition under Department of Defense contracts; to authorize greater financial and criminal penalties for false claims; to make inapplicable to the Department of Defense certain provisions of law that limit the ability of the Department of Defense to purchase labor competitively; to remove restrictions on the authority of the Secretary of Defense to contract out; and to authorize expidited procedures for closing or realigning military installations when the national budget provides for deficit financing of Federal Government operations.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 868”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). S. 868 — 99th Congress: Department of Defense Efficiency and Economy Act of 1985. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/99/s868
“S. 868 — 99th Congress: Department of Defense Efficiency and Economy Act of 1985.” www.GovTrack.us. 1985. February 12, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/99/s868>
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