S. 3636 (111th): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011

An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, 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 22, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 22, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barbara Mikulski

Senator from Maryland



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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2010
Length: 276 pages


Jul 22, 2010

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Jul 22, 2010
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S. 3636 (111th) 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 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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