H.R. 3756 (104th): Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1997

Making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, 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).



Jul 8, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 17, 1996 but was never passed by the Senate.


James Lightfoot

Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 23, 1996
Length: 137 pages


Jun 27, 1996
Reported by Committee

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Jul 8, 1996

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Jul 17, 1996
Passed House

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

Jul 23, 1996
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

H.R. 3756 (104th) 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 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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