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S. 699 (104th): Office of Government Ethics Authorization Act of 1996

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A bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Office of Government Ethics for seven years, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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.

Sponsor and status

William Cohen

Sponsor. Senator for Maine. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 27, 1996
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Apr 6, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

See Instead

H.R. 3235 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Aug 6, 1996

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History

Apr 6, 1995
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Aug 10, 1995
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S. 699 (104th) 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 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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