H.R. 2204 (105th): Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998


Jul 21, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 13, 1998

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 13, 1998.


Pub.L. 105-383


Elmer “Bud” Shuster

Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 21, 1998
Length: 40 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1998 and 1999 for the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Authorization Title II: Coast Guard Management Title III: Marine Safety Title IV: Miscellaneous Title V: Administrative Process for Jones Act Waivers Title VI: Harmful Algal ... Read more >


Jul 21, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 23, 1997
Reported by Committee

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

Oct 21, 1997
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.

Oct 12, 1998
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.

Oct 15, 1998
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Oct 21, 1998
Senate 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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 13, 1998
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2204”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.R. 820 (106th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed Senate with Changes
Last Action: Jul 27, 2000

S. 1259 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 8, 1997

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