H.R. 1148 (105th): Panama Canal Commission Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998

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:

Mar 20, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 20, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Herbert Bateman

Representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 20, 1997
Length: 15 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize expenditures for fiscal year 1998 for the operation and maintenance of the Panama Canal, and for other purposes.

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History

Mar 20, 1997
 
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