S. 3168 (94th): Foreign Relations Authorization Act

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.
Introduced:

Mar 18, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 12, 1976

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 12, 1976.

Law:

Pub.L. 94-350

Sponsor:

John Sparkman

Senator from Alabama

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 12, 1976

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to authorize fiscal year 1977 appropriations for the Department of State, the United States Information Agency, and the Board for International Broadcasting, and for other purposes.

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History

Mar 18, 1976
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 18, 1976
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 29, 1976
 
Passed Senate

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

Jun 18, 1976
 
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Jul 12, 1976
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Jul 12, 1976
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

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