H.R. 5959 (110th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009


May 5, 2008
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 July 16, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


Silvestre Reyes

Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2008
Length: 108 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/16/2008--Passed House amended.Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 - TitleI - Budget and Personnel AuthorizationsSection101 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2009 for the conduct of intelligence and intelligence-related activities of ... Read more >

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May 5, 2008

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 21, 2008
Reported by Committee

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Jul 16, 2008
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5959”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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Jul 16, 2008 3:38 p.m.
Agreed to 414/10
Jul 16, 2008 3:46 p.m.
Agreed to 249/180
Jul 16, 2008 3:54 p.m.
Agreed to 426/2

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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S. 2996 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 8, 2008

H.Res. 1343 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jul 16, 2008

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