S. 1611: 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:

Jun 18, 2015

Status:

Reported by Committee on Jun 25, 2015

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 25, 2015.

Sponsor:

John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2015
Length: 254 pages

Prognosis:

36% chance of being enacted (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 4188 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Feb 8, 2016

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Jun 18, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 25, 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.

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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