H.R. 1892 (112th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.



May 13, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 3, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 3, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-87


Mike Rogers

Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2011
Length: 23 pages


May 13, 2011

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May 26, 2011
Reported by Committee

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Sep 9, 2011
Passed House

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Dec 14, 2011
Passed Senate with Changes

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Dec 16, 2011
House Agreed to Changes

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Jan 3, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1892 (112th) 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 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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