H.R. 566 (106th): Stand Down Authorization Act

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:

Feb 3, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 3, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Bruce Vento

Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 3, 1999
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct Stand Down events and to establish a pilot program that will provide for an annual Stand Down event in each State.

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History

Feb 3, 1999
 
Introduced

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Cosponsors
109 cosponsors (96D, 12R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments
Health

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Votes

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 4362 (105th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 30, 1998

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