A phone call to Congress is an effective way to let your voice be heard. We’ll walk you through the whole thing. How do you feel about S. 2943?
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.
May 18, 2016
Passed House & Senate
on Jul 7, 2016
This bill was passed by Congress on July 7, 2016 and goes to the President next.
An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.