H.R. 3259 (104th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997

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:

Apr 17, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 11, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 11, 1996.

Law:

Pub.L. 104-293

Sponsor:

Larry Combest

Representative for Texas's 19th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 25, 1996
Length: 27 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1997 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.

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History

Apr 17, 1996
 
Introduced

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May 7, 1996
 
Reported by Committee

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May 22, 1996
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 17, 1996
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 25, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 25, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 11, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
none
Committee Assignments

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Votes
May 22, 1996 2:39 p.m.
Failed 115/311
May 22, 1996 2:48 p.m.
Failed 176/248
May 22, 1996 3:45 p.m.
Failed 192/235
May 22, 1996 4:54 p.m.
Failed 137/292

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1718 (Included-In)
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 24, 1996

H.Res. 529 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 25, 1996

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