S. 1994 (104th): Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Jul 26, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Enacted as H.R. 3539 (companion bill)

Larry Pressler

Senator from South Dakota



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Last Updated: Jul 26, 1996
Length: 116 pages

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H.R. 3539 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 9, 1996

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An original bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.

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Jun 13, 1996
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Jul 26, 1996

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