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S. 3176 (116th): United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020

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A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, 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

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2020
Length: 40 pages
Jan 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


45 Cosponsors (23 Republicans, 22 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rubio, Coons Praise Passage Of Their Bipartisan Bill To Strengthen U.S.-Israel Strategic Alliance
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Dec 11, 2020

Sens. Coons, Rubio praise passage of their bipartisan bill to strengthen US-Israel strategic alliance
    — Sen. Christopher Coons [D-DE] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 11, 2020

Rubio Applauds Senate Passage of 2021 National Defense Authorization Act
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Jul 23, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 3176 will add $26.4 billion in new spending through 2030.


Jan 9, 2020

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

May 14, 2020
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 21, 2020
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.

S. 3176 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3176. 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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