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H.R. 4619: AUKUS Submarine Transfer Authorization Act

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To authorize the sale of Virginia Class submarines to Australia in support of the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, 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

Bill Huizenga

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2023
Length: 12 pages
Jul 13, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Ordered Reported on Jul 26, 2023

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 26, 2023.

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26 Cosponsors (19 Republicans, 7 Democrats)

30% chance of being enacted (details)

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Weekly Column: Countering Communist China
    — Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI4] (Sponsor) on Aug 21, 2023

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Jul 13, 2023

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Jul 26, 2023
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H.R. 4619 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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