H.R. 4188: 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:

Dec 8, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 8, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 8, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-120

Sponsor:

Duncan Hunter

Representative for California's 50th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2016
Length: 59 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary

The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 is an act of the United States that governs the activities of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). The act also authorizes appropriations totaling about $17.5 billion, primarily for ongoing USCG operations over the 2016-2017 period.

The act was introduced during the 114th United States Congress ...

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History

Dec 8, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 10, 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.

Dec 18, 2015
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 1, 2016
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 8, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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