H.R. 4664 (107th): National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002

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:

May 7, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 19, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 19, 2002.

Law:

Pub.L. 107-368

Sponsor:

Nick Smith

Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 4, 2002
Length: 35 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 for the National Science Foundation, and for other purposes.

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History

May 7, 2002
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 22, 2002
 
Reported by Committee

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Jun 5, 2002
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 14, 2002
 
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.

Nov 15, 2002
 
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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 15, 2002
 
Text Published

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

Dec 19, 2002
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
26 cosponsors (13R, 13D) (show)
Committee Assignments
Research

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Votes
Jun 5, 2002 3:57 p.m.
Failed 165/259
Jun 5, 2002 4:15 p.m.
Passed 397/25

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 4500 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 19, 2000

H.R. 5714 (Related)
National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 13, 2002

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