S. 1611: Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015

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.

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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Jun 18, 2015


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.


John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota



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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2015
Length: 254 pages


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

See Instead:

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


Jun 18, 2015

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

S. 1611 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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