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

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.

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Sponsor and status


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 for Texas



Apr 3, 1985

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Apr 4, 1985
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S. 868 (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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