S. 764: A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.

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 17, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 29, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 29, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-216

Sponsor:

Roger Wicker

Junior Senator from Mississippi

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016
Length: 6 pages

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History

Mar 17, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 25, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 28, 2015
 
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.

Sep 18, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Jul 7, 2016
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jul 8, 2016
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jul 14, 2016
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 29, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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