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H.R. 4969 (115th): 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: Dec 22, 2018
Length: 18 pages
Introduced:

Feb 7, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on December 22, 2018 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.

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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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.

Dec 22, 2018
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 4969 (115th) was 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.

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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