S. 1705: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, 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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Jul 7, 2015


Reported by Committee on Jul 7, 2015

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 7, 2015.


Richard Burr

Senior Senator from North Carolina



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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2015
Length: 42 pages


8% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

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H.R. 4127 (same title)
Passed House — Dec 1, 2015


Jul 7, 2015

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Jul 7, 2015
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S. 1705 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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