Category Archives: Authorizations

H.R.4909 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 20, 2016 H.R.4909 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Brief – “H.R. 4909 would authorize appropriations totaling an estimated $603.3 billion for the military functions of the Department of Defense (DoD), for certain activities of the Department of Energy (DOE), and for other purposes. In addition, H.R. 4909 […]

H.R.4909 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 – House amendments

H.R.4909 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 – House amendments An amendment, offered by Mr. Thornberry, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-569 to clarify that the special transfer authority in section 1702 is subject to appropriation Acts. On agreeing to the Thornberry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote. Amendments […]

S.1635 Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act, Fiscal Year 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 12, 2016 S.1635 Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act, Fiscal Year 2016 Brief – TITLE I–DEPARTMENT OF STATE AUTHORITIES AND ACTIVITIES Subtitle A–Basic Authorities and Activities SEC. 101. AMERICAN SPACES REVIEW.     Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the […]

H.R.4721 Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2016 H.R.4721 Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2016 Brief – The bill states its intentions “To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport […]

H.R.1315 To amend section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, to require that annual budget submissions of the President to Congress provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending October 23, 2015 H.R.1315 To amend section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, to require that annual budget submissions of the President to Congress provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit, and for other purposes. Brief – The bill would “amend section 1105(a) of title 31, […]

H.R.2820 Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending September 11, 2015 H.R.2820 Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015 Brief – The bill states that it “amends the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 to reauthorize the National Cord Blood Inventory program and the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program through FY2020.” And adds that […]

H.R.1473 John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending July 24, 2015 H.R.1473 John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2015 Brief – The bill reauthorizes for the next four years appropriations for maintenance, repair, and security, and capital projects of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. ‘The Center is one of the nation’s busiest performing arts […]

S.808 Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending June 26, 2015 S.808 Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 Brief – “The purpose of this legislation is to reauthorize the Surface Transportation Board for fiscal years (FYs) 2016 through 2020, and for other purposes.” “The U.S. freight railroad industry has undergone a remarkable transformation since the enactment of the […]

HR 1735 Senate Amendments

Senate Amendments to HR 1735 the FY 2016 Department of Defense Authorization McCain amend #1463 (Substitute amendment). For the purposes of debate, the amendment will be considered as original bill text. Portman amend #1522 (Provide additional amounts for procurement and for research, development, test, and to provide an offset). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment […]

H.R.2596 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending June 12th, 2015 H.R.2596 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Brief – The bill aims to “…authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.” A […]