S. 2937 (114th): Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2017

An original bill to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 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.

Overview

Introduced:

May 17, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 17, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 1635: Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2016. (compare text)
Sponsor:

Bob Corker

Junior Senator from Tennessee

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 17, 2016
Length: 84 pages

History

May 17, 2016
 
Introduced

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May 17, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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S. 2937 (114th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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