S. 1538 (110th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Intelligence Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, 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.



May 31, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John “Jay” Rockefeller IV

Senator from West Virginia



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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2007
Length: 152 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 2082 (same title)
Vetoed & Override Failed in House — Mar 11, 2008


May 23, 2007
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 31, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 4, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Referral Instructions in the Senate.

Jun 26, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

S. 1538 (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.

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

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