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H.R. 4009: Smithsonian National Zoological Park Central Parking Facility Authorization Act

To authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to plan, design, and construct a central parking facility on National Zoological Park property in the District of Columbia.

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.

Sponsor and status

Sam Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Oct 11, 2017


Ordered Reported on Dec 13, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on December 13, 2017.


26% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 11, 2017

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Dec 13, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4009 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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