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S. 1129 (115th): Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017

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A bill to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard, 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

Dan Sullivan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Alaska. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 5, 2017
Length: 360 pages
Introduced
May 16, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead

H.R. 2518 (same title)
Enacted Via Other Measures — May 24, 2017

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Commerce Committee Advances Coast Guard Reauthorization, Includes Inhofe Provisions
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on May 18, 2017

Regulatory Relief for Consumers, Auto Industry Jobs
    — Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY] on Apr 17, 2018

Alaska Delegation Secures Temporary Extension for Vessel Incidental Discharge for Alaska Fishermen and Small Boat Operators
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK0] on Dec 22, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1129 will add $19.6 billion in new spending through 2027.

History

May 16, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 18, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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

S. 1129 (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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