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S. 582: Office of Special Counsel Reauthorization Act of 2017

A bill to reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, 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:

Mar 8, 2017

Status:

Passed Senate (House next) on Aug 1, 2017

This bill passed in the Senate on August 1, 2017 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Ron Johnson

Senior Senator from Wisconsin

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2017
Length: 34 pages

Prognosis:

50% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 8, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 15, 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.

May 18, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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.

Aug 1, 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.

Pending
 
Passed House

Pending
 
Signed by the President

S. 582 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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