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S. 1359: John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2017

A bill to amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

John Barrasso

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Wyoming. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 6, 2017
Length: 6 pages

Jun 14, 2017


Passed Senate (House next) on Sep 6, 2017

This bill passed in the Senate on September 6, 2017 and goes to the House next for consideration.


53% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 14, 2017

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Jun 28, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 12, 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.

Aug 3, 2017
Reported by Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Sep 6, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 1359 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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