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

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).
Introduced:

Jul 8, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:
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.

Sponsor:

James Lightfoot

Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 1996
Length: 137 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

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History

Jun 27, 1996
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 8, 1996
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

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.

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