H.R. 3839 (102nd): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1992

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).

Nov 21, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 26, 1991

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 26, 1991.


Pub.L. 102-170


William Natcher

Representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 26, 1991

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Full Title

Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1992, and for other purposes.

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Nov 21, 1991

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Nov 22, 1991
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 22, 1991
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 26, 1991
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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