H.R. 1867 (110th): National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2007

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:

Apr 17, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 2, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Brian Baird

Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: May 7, 2007
Length: 34 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010 for the National Science Foundation, and for other purposes.

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History

Apr 17, 2007
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 24, 2007
 
Reported by Committee

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May 2, 2007
 
Passed House

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

May 3, 2007
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

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