H.R. 2017 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012

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).

May 26, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 30, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 30, 2011.


Pub.L. 112-33


Robert Aderholt

Representative for Alabama's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011
Length: 6 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 2608 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 5, 2011

About the bill

Full Title

An Act making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.

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May 26, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 26, 2011
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.

Jun 2, 2011
Passed House

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

Sep 7, 2011
Text Published

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

Sep 26, 2011
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. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 29, 2011
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 30, 2011
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.

Jun 1, 2011 6:38 p.m.
Agreed to 333/87
Jun 1, 2011 6:44 p.m.
Failed 154/266
Jun 1, 2011 6:48 p.m.
Agreed to 268/151
Jun 1, 2011 6:51 p.m.
Agreed to 327/93
Jun 2, 2011 1:29 p.m.
Agreed to 273/150
Jun 2, 2011 1:32 p.m.
Agreed to 218/204
Jun 2, 2011 1:36 p.m.
Agreed to 238/177
Jun 2, 2011 1:40 p.m.
Agreed to 242/180
Jun 2, 2011 1:44 p.m.
Agreed to 264/157
Jun 2, 2011 5:47 p.m.
Agreed to 251/168
Jun 2, 2011 5:50 p.m.
Agreed to 289/131
Jun 2, 2011 6:06 p.m.
Agreed to 218/205
Jun 2, 2011 6:10 p.m.
Agreed to 252/170
Jun 2, 2011 6:17 p.m.
Agreed to 219/204
Jun 2, 2011 6:59 p.m.
Passed 231/188

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. 2608 (Related)
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 5, 2011

H.R. 5855 (Related)
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 7, 2012

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