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

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:

Dec 18, 2015

Status:

Passed Senate on Jan 20, 2016

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

Sponsor:

Dianne Feinstein

Senior Senator from California

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016
Length: 7 pages

Prognosis:

32% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

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.

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History

Dec 18, 2015
 
Introduced

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

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