H.R. 998: Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015

To establish the conditions under which the Secretary of Homeland Security may establish preclearance facilities, conduct preclearance operations, and provide customs services outside the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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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Feb 13, 2015


Passed House on Jul 27, 2015

This bill passed in the House on July 27, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Patrick Meehan

Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015
Length: 28 pages


3% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)


Feb 13, 2015

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Jun 25, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Jul 27, 2015
Passed House

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Dec 15, 2015
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 998 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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