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H.R. 11598 (94th): United States Information Agency Authorization Act

A bill to authorize appropriations for the U.S. Information Agency for fiscal year 1976 and for the period July 1, 1976, through September 30, 1976.

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

Introduced:

Jan 29, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 21, 1976

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 21, 1976.

Law:

Pub.L. 94-272

Sponsor:

Wayne Hays

Representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 21, 1976

History

Jan 29, 1976
 
Introduced

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Mar 24, 1976
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Apr 9, 1976
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 21, 1976
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 11598 (94th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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