H.R. 1211 (106th): Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2000

To authorize appropriations for the Department of State and related agencies for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, 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.

Overview

Introduced:

Mar 22, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 15, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 29, 1999
Length: 82 pages

History

Mar 22, 1999
 
Introduced

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Apr 15, 1999
 
Reported by Committee

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H.R. 1211 (106th) 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 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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