S.J.Res. 63 (104th): Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997

A joint resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for other purposes.

The resolution’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).



Sep 24, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 24, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mark Hatfield

Senator from Oregon



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Last Updated: Sep 24, 1996
Length: 955 pages


Sep 24, 1996

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Sep 24, 1996
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S.J.Res. 63 (104th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

This joint resolution 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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