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S. 2497: United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018

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. Junior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Length: 23 pages

Mar 5, 2018


Introduced on Mar 5, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 5, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Mar 5, 2018

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Passed Senate (House next)

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 2497 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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