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.

Apr 17, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

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.


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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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Apr 17, 2007

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Apr 24, 2007
Reported by Committee

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May 2, 2007
Passed House

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May 3, 2007
Text Published

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

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21 cosponsors (17D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 2, 2007 10:55 p.m.
Failed 166/250
May 2, 2007 10:59 p.m.
Agreed to 252/165
May 2, 2007 11:05 p.m.
Failed 195/222
May 2, 2007 11:08 p.m.
Failed 115/301
May 2, 2007 11:13 p.m.
Failed 126/292
May 2, 2007 11:17 p.m.
Failed 128/290
May 2, 2007 11:22 p.m.
Agreed to 232/186
May 2, 2007 11:26 p.m.
Failed 183/235
May 2, 2007 11:44 p.m.
Passed 399/17

Related Bills

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H.R. 2272 (Related)
America COMPETES Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 9, 2007

H.Res. 349 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 2, 2007

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