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S. 133 (115th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

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A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, 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

Richard Burr

Sponsor. Senior Senator for North Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017
Length: 94 pages
Jan 12, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 244: H.R. 244: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 5, 2017. (compare text)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

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    — Sen. Timothy “Tim” Kaine [D-VA] on Jun 26, 2018

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    — Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] on Jul 18, 2018

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    — Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] on Jun 26, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 133 will add $454 million in new spending through 2022.


Jan 12, 2017

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Jan 20, 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. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued the report which may provide insight into the purpose of the legislation.

S. 133 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 133. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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