H.R. 11402 (95th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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.

Mar 8, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Enacted as H.R. 11401 (companion bill)

Olin Teague

Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district


See Instead:

H.R. 11401 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Sep 30, 1978

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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.

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Mar 8, 1978

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