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S. 2247: Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Reauthorization Act of 2023

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A bill to reauthorize the Bureau of Reclamation to provide cost-shared funding to implement the endangered and threatened fish recovery programs for the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins.

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

John Hickenlooper

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Colorado. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2023
Length: 9 pages
Jul 11, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jul 11, 2023

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 11, 2023. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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4 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 1 Republican)

14% chance of being enacted (details)
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H.R. 4596 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Sep 20, 2023



Jul 11, 2023

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Jul 19, 2023
Considered by Water and Power

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S. 2247 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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