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H.R. 2385 (99th): Federal Trade Commission Authorization Act of 1985

A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to extend the authorization of appropriations contained in such Act, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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:

May 7, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 17, 1985 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

James Florio

Representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district

Democrat

History

May 7, 1985
 
Introduced

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May 15, 1985
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 17, 1985
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 2385 (99th) 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 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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