S. 2422: Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations are being made for fiscal year 2016.

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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Dec 18, 2015


Passed Senate on Jan 20, 2016

This bill passed in the Senate on January 20, 2016 and goes to the House next for consideration.


Dianne Feinstein

Senior Senator from California



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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016
Length: 7 pages


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


Dec 18, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 20, 2016
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 2422 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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