H.R. 5815 (109th): Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2006

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 17, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 13, 2006 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Henry Brown Jr.

Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2006
Length: 21 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize major medical facility projects and major medical facility leases for the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, and for other purposes.

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History

Jul 17, 2006
 
Introduced

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Jul 20, 2006
 
Reported by Committee

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Sep 13, 2006
 
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.

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