S. 659 (113th): A bill to reauthorize the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.
Introduced:

Mar 22, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 16, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Ron Wyden

Senior Senator from Oregon

Democrat

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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2013
Length: 4 pages

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Mar 22, 2013
 
Introduced

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May 16, 2013
 
Reported by Committee

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