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H.R. 7608: State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021

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Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, 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 appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Sponsor and status

Nita Lowey

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2020
Length: 727 pages
Introduced
Jul 13, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 24, 2020

This bill passed in the House on July 24, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
74% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Lowey Leads House Passage of 10 Appropriations Bills
    — Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17] (Sponsor) on Aug 3, 2020

Schweikert, Soto Amendment to Strengthen Supply Chains for COVID-19 Resources Passes House
    — Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6] on Jul 28, 2020

Washington Watch - 7/27/20
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7] on Jul 27, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 7608 will add $8.7 billion in new spending through 2025.

History

Jul 13, 2020
 
Introduced

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Jul 13, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 15, 2020
 
Text Published

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Jul 24, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 7608 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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