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H.R. 1273 (105th): National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 1998

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1998 and 1999 for the National Science Foundation, and for other purposes.

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

Steven Schiff

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 1998
Length: 10 pages
Introduced:

Apr 10, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 29, 1998

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 29, 1998.

Law:

Pub.L. 105-207

History

Apr 10, 1997
 
Introduced

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Apr 16, 1997
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 24, 1997
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

May 12, 1998
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jul 14, 1998
 
House Agreed to Changes

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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 29, 1998
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1273 (105th) 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 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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