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S. 2297: Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019

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A bill to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard, 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

Dan Sullivan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Alaska. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019
Length: 228 pages
Introduced
Jul 25, 2019
Status

Ordered Reported on Jul 31, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 31, 2019.

Prognosis
83% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Joe Courtney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Pay for Coast Guard During Government Shutdowns
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] on Nov 26, 2019

Rubio Applauds Commerce Committee Passage of the Restore Coast Guard Capabilities Act to Build Offshore Patrol Cutters
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] on Jul 31, 2019

Senate Intel Chairman Burr on CIA Director Pompeo’s Selection of Gina Haspel as Deputy Director of CIA
    — Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] on Feb 2, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 2297 will add $48.1 billion in new spending through 2029.

History

Jul 25, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Jul 31, 2019
 
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.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2297 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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