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

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.

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.

Overview

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

History

Mar 18, 1976
 
Introduced

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Mar 18, 1976
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 29, 1976
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Jun 18, 1976
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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.

S. 3168 (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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