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H.R. 4969: Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2019

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To improve the design and construction of diplomatic posts, and for other purposes.

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

Michael McCaul

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 6, 2018
Length: 18 pages
Introduced:

Feb 7, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 5, 2018

This bill passed in the House on September 5, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

12% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 4969 will add $2 million in new spending through 2023.

History

Feb 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jun 28, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Aug 31, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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Sep 5, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4969 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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