H.R. 3288 (111th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010

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 22, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-117


John Olver

Representative for Massachusetts's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010
Length: 375 pages

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Full Title

Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.

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Jul 22, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 22, 2009
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 23, 2009
Passed House

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

Aug 5, 2009
Text Published

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

Sep 17, 2009
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 17, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Dec 10, 2009
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Dec 13, 2009
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 16, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jul 23, 2009 5:46 p.m.
Failed 136/284
Jul 23, 2009 5:49 p.m.
Failed 116/313
Jul 23, 2009 5:55 p.m.
Failed 145/287
Jul 23, 2009 5:58 p.m.
Failed 166/267
Jul 23, 2009 6:04 p.m.
Failed 108/327
Jul 23, 2009 6:07 p.m.
Failed 105/328
Jul 23, 2009 6:10 p.m.
Failed 124/310
Jul 23, 2009 6:13 p.m.
Failed 125/310
Jul 23, 2009 6:19 p.m.
Failed 105/329
Jul 23, 2009 6:22 p.m.
Failed 105/329
Jul 23, 2009 6:25 p.m.
Failed 124/309
Jul 23, 2009 6:28 p.m.
Failed 109/326
Jul 23, 2009 7:48 p.m.
Passed 256/168
Sep 15, 2009 12:24 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 68/26
Sep 17, 2009 4:01 p.m.
Bill Passed 73/25
On the Conference Report
Dec 10, 2009 2:03 p.m.
Passed 221/202
Dec 10, 2009 3:03 p.m.
Motion to Proceed Agreed to 56/43
Dec 12, 2009 9:31 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 60/34
On the Conference Report
Dec 13, 2009 2 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 57/35

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 3082 (Related)
Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 22, 2010

H.R. 3081 (Related)
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 30, 2010

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