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S. 2200 (115th): National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2018

A bill to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System, and for other purposes.

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 Thune

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2018
Length: 11 pages
Dec 6, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 7, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 7, 2019.

Pub.L. 115-423

2 Cosponsors (1 Republican, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Unanimously Approves Thune Bill to Reauthorize Critical Drought Information Program
    — Sen. John Thune [R-SD] (Sponsor) on Dec 19, 2018

Bonamici Applauds Updated Law to Address Harmful Algal Blooms
    — Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] on Dec 20, 2018

Mast’s Legislation Devoting More Federal Resources To Combat Toxic Algae Passes Congress
    — Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18] on Dec 20, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 2200 will add $214 million in new spending through 2027.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 4417: Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017

Introduced on Nov 16, 2017. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1057: Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017

Passed Senate (House next) on Sep 26, 2017. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6645: Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 2018

Introduced on Jul 31, 2018. 39% incorporated. (compare text)


Dec 6, 2017

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Dec 13, 2017
Ordered Reported

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May 22, 2018
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Dec 18, 2018
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.

Dec 20, 2018
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 7, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2200 (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. 2200. 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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