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

May 26, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-33.
See Instead:

H.R. 2608 (same title)
Signed by the President — Oct 05, 2011

Robert Aderholt
Representative for Alabama's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 29, 2011
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2608 (Related)
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012

Signed by the President
Oct 05, 2011

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

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 07, 2012


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

Introduced May 26, 2011
Reported by Committee May 26, 2011
Passed House Jun 02, 2011
Passed Senate with Changes Sep 26, 2011
House Agreed to Changes Sep 29, 2011
Signed by the President Sep 30, 2011
Full Title

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


No summaries available.

Jun 01, 2011 6:38 p.m.
Agreed to 333/87
Jun 01, 2011 6:44 p.m.
Failed 154/266
Jun 01, 2011 6:48 p.m.
Agreed to 268/151
Jun 01, 2011 6:51 p.m.
Agreed to 327/93
Jun 01, 2011 6:55 p.m.
Failed 162/256
Jun 02, 2011 1:29 p.m.
Agreed to 273/150
Jun 02, 2011 1:32 p.m.
Agreed to 218/204
Jun 02, 2011 1:36 p.m.
Agreed to 238/177
Jun 02, 2011 1:40 p.m.
Agreed to 242/180
Jun 02, 2011 1:44 p.m.
Agreed to 264/157
Jun 02, 2011 1:47 p.m.
Failed 208/213
Jun 02, 2011 1:50 p.m.
Failed 183/234
Jun 02, 2011 5:35 p.m.
Failed 207/213
Jun 02, 2011 5:47 p.m.
Agreed to 251/168
Jun 02, 2011 5:50 p.m.
Agreed to 289/131
Jun 02, 2011 5:53 p.m.
Failed 127/295
Jun 02, 2011 5:57 p.m.
Failed 123/300
Jun 02, 2011 6 p.m.
Agreed to 257/164
Jun 02, 2011 6:03 p.m.
Failed 110/312
Jun 02, 2011 6:06 p.m.
Agreed to 218/205
Jun 02, 2011 6:10 p.m.
Agreed to 252/170
Jun 02, 2011 6:13 p.m.
Failed 199/224
Jun 02, 2011 6:17 p.m.
Agreed to 219/204
Jun 02, 2011 6:21 p.m.
Failed 107/313
Jun 02, 2011 6:59 p.m.
Passed 231/188


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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

9/30/2011--Public Law.
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 - Makes continuing appropriations for FY2012.
Section 101 -
Makes appropriations for continuing operations, projects, or activities which were conducted in FY2011 and for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were made available in: (1) the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011 (division A of Public Law 112-10); and (2) the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (division B of Public Law 112-10). Reduces the rate for operations by 1.503%.
Section 102 -
Prohibits the use of appropriations, funds, or authority granted under this Act for the Department of Defense (DOD) for: (1) new production of items not funded for production in FY2011 or prior years; (2) the increase in production rates above those sustained with FY2011 funds; or (3) the initiation, resumption, or continuation of any project, activity, operation, or organization for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were not available during FY2011.
Bars the use of DOD appropriations, funds, or authority granted under this Act to initiate multi-year procurements utilizing advance procurement funding for economic order quantity procurement unless specifically appropriated later.
Section 104 -
Prohibits the use of appropriations, funds, or authority granted by this Act to initiate or resume any project or activity for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were not available during FY2011.
Section 106 -
Provides funding under this Act until whichever of the following first occurs: (1) enactment of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this Act; (2) enactment of the applicable appropriations Act for FY2012 without any provision for such project or activity; or (3) October 4, 2011.
Section 111 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, certain activities for entitlements and other mandatory payments whose budget authority was provided in FY2011 appropriations Acts, and for activities under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. Declares that, notwithstanding such date, funds shall be available and obligations for mandatory payments due on or about the first day of any month after October 2011 but within 30 days after October 4, 2011.
Section 112 -
Authorizes apportionment of amounts made available under this Act for federal civilian personnel compensation and benefits up to the rate for operations necessary to avoid furloughs within a department or agency. Prohibits the use of such authority until after the department or agency has taken all necessary actions to reduce or defer non-personnel-related administrative expenses.
Section 114 -
Designates specified funds for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism, but only if the President subsequently makes such a designation and notifies Congress.
Exempts from such requirement amounts for the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for salaries and expenses.
Section 115 -
Requires discretionary amounts appropriated for FY2012 provided in advance by appropriations Acts to be available in the amounts provided in such Acts, reduced by 1.503%.
Section 116 -
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to use through October 4, 2011, certain amounts for operations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq and security assistance teams.
Section 117 -
Makes certain funds available for Overseas Contingency Operations at a rate for operations permitted by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 as passed by the House of Representatives on July 8, 2011.
Section 118 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, DOD authority to pay monetary rewards for the provision to U.S. government personnel of information or nonlethal assistance beneficial to an operation, activity, or force protection for U.S. Armed Forces.
Section 119 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, DOD authority to use acquisition and cross-servicing agreements to lend certain military equipment to foreign forces in Iraq and Afghanistan for personnel protection and survivability purposes.
Section 120 -
Provides amounts at a specified rate for operations for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for salaries and expenses.
Section 121 -
Authorizes the District of Columbia to expend local funds for programs and activities, subject to specified conditions.
Section 122 -
Provides amounts at a specified rate for operations for necessary expenses of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board to carry out its functions under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Section 123 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, the authority of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to carry out: (1) the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, (2) the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and (3) the Commercialization Pilot Program.
Section 124 -
Extends through October 4, 2011, the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service pay $5.5 billion into the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund.
Section 125 -
Provides amounts at a specified rate for operations to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster relief. Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide a full accounting of disaster relief funding requirements for FY2012 and FY2013, including specified estimates.
Section 126 -
Authorizes the obligation of any DHS funds made available pursuant to this Act at a rate for operations necessary to sustain essential security activities.
Section 127 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, U.S. Secret Service authority to use proceeds derived from undercover criminal investigations for such operations.
Section 128 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, DHS authority to carry out basic, applied, and advanced research and development projects.
Section 129 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, DHS issued interim final regulations establishing risk-based performance standards.
Section 130 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, the authority of the Administrator of FEMA to issue notes or other obligations to the Secretary of the Treasury to carry out the flood insurance program.
Section 131 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, the authorities of Service First (a partnership authority among the Bureau of Land Management [BLM], the Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).
Section 132 -
Increases appropriations for salaries and expenses in the Mine Safety and Health Administration of the Department of Labor.
Section 134 -
Provides amounts at a specified rate for operations for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for salaries and expenses.
Section 135 -
Continues through October 4, 2011 the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) with respect to: (1) autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities; and (2) autism education, early detection, and intervention. Continues through such date the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.
Section 136 -
Eliminates certain FY2011 appropriations for military construction for the Army, the Air Force, and defense-wide.
Section 137 -
Extends through October 4, 2011, the authority of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to provide financing for the export of nonlethal articles or services meant primarily for civilian purposes.
Section 138 -
Continues through October 4, 2011, the Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Section 139 -
Limits to a specified rate of operations any commitments to guarantee loans incurred under the General and Special Risk Insurance Funds authorized under the National Housing Act.
Section 140 -
Approves the renewal of certain import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and deems this Act a renewal resolution under such Act.

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