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

Jul 21, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 13, 1998

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

Law:

Pub.L. 105-383

Sponsor:

Elmer “Bud” Shuster

Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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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.

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History

Jul 21, 1997
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 23, 1997
 
Reported by Committee

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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
 
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by special rule so no record of individual votes was made.

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.

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Details

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

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Votes

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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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