S. 1170: Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2015

A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research, and for other purposes.

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.



Apr 30, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 11, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 11, 2015.


Pub.L. 114-99


Dianne Feinstein

Senior Senator from California



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Apr 30, 2015

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Jul 29, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Sep 22, 2015
Passed Senate

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Dec 1, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 11, 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1170 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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