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H.R. 1157: Department of State Authorization Act of 2021

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To provide for certain authorities of the Department of State, and for other purposes.

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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

Gregory Meeks

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Length: 151 pages
Introduced
Feb 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

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Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 1605: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2021. (compare text)
Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Kim Bill to Modernize State Department Passes House
    — Rep. Young Kim [R-CA39] on May 18, 2021

the daily leader: tuesday, may 18, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 17, 2021

Washington Review, March 1, 2021
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] on Mar 1, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1157 will add $10.9 billion in new spending through 2026.

History

Feb 18, 2021
 
Introduced

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Feb 25, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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May 13, 2021
 
Reported by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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May 14, 2021
 
Text Published

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May 18, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by special rule so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 1157 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1157. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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