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H.R. 2518 (115th): Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017

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To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, and for other purposes.

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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.

Sponsor and status

Duncan Hunter

Sponsor. Representative for California's 50th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017
Length: 88 pages
Introduced
May 18, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 140: Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 4, 2018. (compare text)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Transportation Committee Passes Bill to Permanently Save Newport Air Station
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] (Co-sponsor) on May 24, 2017

Coast Guard Vice-Chairman Lewis: This bipartisan legislation will help save lives
    — Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018] on May 25, 2017

Faso Bill Language Would Halt Hudson River Anchorage Process, Require Report to Congress
    — Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018] on May 24, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2518 will add $18.5 billion in new spending through 2027.

History

May 18, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 24, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 26, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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H.R. 2518 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2518. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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