A bill reported out of an authorizing committee (e.g. House Public Works & Transportation Committee) which authorizes a government program and recommends the funds necessary to finance it.
Legislation setting up or continuing programs; sets general aims and purpose and may set a ceiling for funding. Usually enacted before appropriation bill is passed.
gives someone the right to continue or legally set up the operation of a Federal agency or program.The authorization bill also gives the legal right to sanction a specified type of expenditure or obligation.
a legislation that establishes or continues the legal operation of a federal program or agency for an indefinite or a specific period of time, or sanctions a particular type of obligation or expenditure
Legislation to establish or continue the legal operation of a Federal program or agency, or to sanction a particular type of obligation or expenditure. Normally a prerequisite for an appropriation or other kinds of budget authority.
Authorizes a program, specifies its general aim and conduct, and puts a ceiling on monies that can be used to finance it. Usually enacted before an appropriations bill is passed.
Legislation setting up the general aims and purposes of a program
A bill which provides the authority for a program or agency to exist and determines policies for it. It also recommends spending levels to carry out the defined policy, but these levels are only advisory, and not binding. Authorizations may be annual, multi-year, or permanent. Expiring programs require re-authorization. House and Senate rules require that authorizations be in place before appropriations are passed. However, frequent exceptions to this order are made in the interests of time. Bill A legislative proposal which would make law if it passes both the House and Senate and if it receives Presidential approval. Bills are introduced as "H.R." in the House, and as "S." in the Senate. Besides bills, joint resolutions are the only other type of legislation which makes law. They are designated as H.J.Res. in the House and S.J.Res. in the Senate. To review current bills pending before Congress, visit the THOMAS website: http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d108query.html.
A bill reported out of one of several authorizing committees, which authorizes a government program that eventually is funded by an appropriations bill.
A bill that provides congressional approval for the establishment or continuation of a government program. An authorization usually is a prerequisite for an appropriation or other type of budget authority.