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S. 2497 (115th): United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018

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A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, 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

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 12, 2018
Length: 18 pages
Introduced
Mar 5, 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 September 12, 2018 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.

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What legislators are saying

Rubio Applauds Senate Passage Of The United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act Of 2018
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Aug 2, 2018

rubio, Coons introduce bill authorizing enhanced security assistance to israel, strengthening strategic partnership
    — Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 7, 2018

Lance: If We Dont Stick Up For Israel, Who Will?
    — Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018] on Sep 12, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 2497 will add $33 billion in new spending through 2028.

History

Mar 5, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jun 26, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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Jul 10, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Aug 1, 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 Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 12, 2018
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

S. 2497 (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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