H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for intelligence-related agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was passed with 15 amendments accepted and one rejected (see summaries below). The vote was 247-178 ...

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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.

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Jun 1, 2015


Passed House on Jun 16, 2015

This bill passed in the House on June 16, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Devin Nunes

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015
Length: 63 pages


62% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 4127 (same title)
Passed House — Dec 1, 2015

S. 1705 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jul 7, 2015


Jun 1, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 9, 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.

Jun 16, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 2596 is 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.

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