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H.R. 2978 (116th): National Historical Publications and Records Commission Reauthorization Act of 2019

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To amend title 44, United States Code, to reauthorize the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and for other purposes.

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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

Gerald Connolly

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 12, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Cosponsors

5 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

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R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2978 will add $75 million in new spending through 2029.

History

May 23, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 12, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 2978 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2978. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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