S. 2644: FCC Reauthorization Act of 2016

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.
Introduced:

Mar 7, 2016

Status:

Reported by Committee on Apr 27, 2016

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 27, 2016.

Sponsor:

John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016
Length: 52 pages

Prognosis:

46% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and for other purposes.

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History

Mar 7, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 27, 2016
 
Reported by Committee

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Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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