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S. 859: Reliable Investment in Vital Energy Reauthorization Act

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A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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

Cory Gardner

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Colorado. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Mar 25, 2019
Status

Ordered Reported on Jul 16, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 16, 2019.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 859 will add $176 million in new spending through 2029.

History

Mar 25, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jul 16, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 10, 2019
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 859 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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