H.R. 2830 (110th): Coast Guard 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:

Jun 22, 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 April 24, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

James Oberstar

Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2008
Length: 360 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2008, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act and title 18, United States Code, to combat the crime of alien smuggling and related activities, and for other purposes.

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History

Jun 22, 2007
 
Introduced

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Jun 28, 2007
 
Reported by Committee

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Apr 24, 2008
 
Passed House

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

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