H.R. 11400 (95th): National Science Foundation Authorization Act

A bill to authorize the appropriation of specified dollar amounts for each of the National Science Foundation's major program areas (and certain subprograms), and to provide requirements relating to periods of availability and transfers of the authorized funds.

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.



Mar 8, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 10, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 10, 1978.


Pub.L. 95-434


Olin Teague

Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 10, 1978


Mar 8, 1978

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 18, 1978
Passed House

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

Jun 28, 1978
Passed Senate with Changes

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

Sep 29, 1978
Senate Agreed to Changes

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

Oct 10, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 11400 (95th) 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 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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