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H.R. 11401 (95th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act

A bill to authorize appropriations to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for research and development, construction of facilities, and research and program management, 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.

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Mar 8, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 30, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 30, 1978.

Law:

Pub.L. 95-401

Sponsor:

Olin Teague

Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 30, 1978

History

Mar 8, 1978
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 25, 1978
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

May 18, 1978
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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

Sep 30, 1978
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Sep 30, 1978
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 11401 (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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