S. 2968: Office of Special Counsel Reauthorization Act of 2016

A bill to reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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.

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May 23, 2016


Reported by Committee on May 25, 2016

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on May 25, 2016.


Ron Johnson

Senior Senator from Wisconsin



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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
Length: 22 pages


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May 23, 2016

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May 25, 2016
Reported by Committee

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Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 2968 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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