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

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.

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.



Jul 17, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

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.


Henry Brown Jr.

Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2006
Length: 21 pages


Jul 17, 2006

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Jul 20, 2006
Reported by Committee

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Sep 13, 2006
Passed House

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H.R. 5815 (109th) 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 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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