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S. 477: Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2017

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to coordinate Federal congenital heart disease research and surveillance efforts and to improve public education and awareness of congenital heart disease, 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.

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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 28, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Feb 28, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 28, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Richard Durbin

Senior Senator from Illinois

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017
Length: 7 pages

Prognosis:

15% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 1222 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Jun 7, 2017

History

Feb 28, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Pending
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed Senate (House next)

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Passed House

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Signed by the President

S. 477 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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