H.R. 597 (114th): Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015

House Democrats and a portion of the Republican House majority teamed up last week to win an important battle in the fight to bring back the Export-Import bank, a quasi-governmental agency that provides subsidies to foreign companies buying American goods.

On Monday, October, 26, 2015, the bipartisan coalition successfully used a rare procedural maneuver to call up legislation reauthorizing the ...

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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.

Overview

Introduced:

Jan 28, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 27, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Stephen Fincher

Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2015
Length: 24 pages

History

Jan 28, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 27, 2015
 
Passed House

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

H.R. 597 (114th) 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 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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