H.R. 11400 (95th): National Science Foundation 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 8, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 10, 1978

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

Law:

Pub.L. 95-434

Sponsor:

Olin Teague

Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 10, 1978

About the bill

Full Title

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.

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History

Mar 8, 1978
 
Introduced

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.

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