H.R. 1987: Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015

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:

Apr 23, 2015

Status:

Passed House on May 18, 2015

This bill passed in the House on May 18, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Duncan Hunter

Representative for California's 50th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 19, 2015
Length: 70 pages

Prognosis:

22% chance of being enacted (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 4188 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Feb 8, 2016

S. 1611 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jun 25, 2015

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Apr 23, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 30, 2015
 
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 18, 2015
 
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.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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