S. 868 (99th): Department of Defense Efficiency and Economy Act of 1985


Apr 3, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

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


Phil Gramm

Senator from Texas


About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

4/3/1985--Introduced.Department of Defense Efficiency and Economy Act of 1985 - TitleI - Allowable Contract Costs Regulations Relating To Unallowable Indirect CostsDirects the Secretary of Defense, within 90 days after enactment ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 3, 1985

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Apr 4, 1985
Reported by Committee

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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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Related Bills

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S. 1029 (Related)
National Security Programs Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1986

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 4, 1985

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