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S. 2135: Wasteful Federal Programs Reduction Authorization Act

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A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to require the Chief Operating Officer of each agency to compile a list of unnecessary programs, 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

Margaret “Maggie” Hassan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jun 17, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Ordered Reported on Feb 2, 2022

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 2, 2022.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

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

Jun 17, 2021
 
Introduced

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

Feb 2, 2022
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2135 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 S. 2135. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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