H.R. 2112 (112th): Consolidated and Further 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).
Introduced:

Jun 3, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 18, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 18, 2011.

Law:

Pub.L. 112-55

Sponsor:

Jack Kingston

Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 19, 2011
Length: 159 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act making consolidated appropriations for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.

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History

Jun 3, 2011
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 3, 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 16, 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.

Nov 1, 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.

Nov 1, 2011
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Nov 17, 2011
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Nov 17, 2011
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 18, 2011
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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