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Authorization Act

An authorization act is an authorization bill that has become law.

 

U.S. Senate Definition:

A law that establishes or continues one or more Federal agencies or programs, establishes the terms and conditions under which they operate, authorizes the enactment of appropriations, and specifies how appropriated funds are to be used. Authorizations acts sometimes provide permanent appropriations.

 

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http://www.senate.gov/reference/glossary.htm