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

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 22, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

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

Sponsor:

Barbara Mikulski

Senator from Maryland

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2010
Length: 276 pages

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Full Title

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.

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History

Jul 22, 2010
 
Introduced

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Jul 22, 2010
 
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Related Bills

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H.R. 2847 (Related)
Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Mar 18, 2010

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