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H.R. 2830 (110th): Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2007

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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.

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.

Sponsor and status

James Oberstar

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2008
Length: 360 pages
Jun 22, 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 April 24, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


2 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 2830 - Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2008 (Apr 23, 2008)

What legislators are saying

Committee Backs Bilirakis Biometric Measure
    — Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] on Jun 26, 2008

—Faleomavaega Says Rosie’s “Time Bomb” is a D, an Governor Togiola is Wrong Again
    — Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014] on Oct 7, 2008

McNerney Amendment Reaffirms Coast Guard's National Security Mission
    — Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9] on Apr 24, 2008

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Jun 22, 2007

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Jun 28, 2007
Ordered Reported

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Apr 24, 2008
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2830 (110th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2830. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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