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H.R. 7856 (116th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

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To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, 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

Adam Schiff

Sponsor. Representative for California's 28th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 30, 2020
Length: 220 pages
Introduced
Jul 30, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 133: H.R. 133: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Including Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief]
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2020. (compare text)
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R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 7856 will add $1.7 billion in new spending through 2030.

History

Jul 30, 2020
 
Introduced

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Jul 31, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 30, 2020
 
Reported by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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H.R. 7856 (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. 7856. 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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