H.R. 3520 (100th): Rural Development, Agriculture, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1988

A bill making appropriations for Rural Development, Agriculture, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1988, 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 appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).



Oct 20, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 20, 1987, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jamie Whitten

Representative for Mississippi's 1st congressional district



Oct 20, 1987

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 20, 1987
Reported by Committee

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H.R. 3520 (100th) 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 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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