H.R. 2551 (112th): Legislative Branch 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:

Jul 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 22, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Ander Crenshaw

Representative for Florida's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2011
Length: 168 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Jul 15, 2011
 
Introduced

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Jul 15, 2011
 
Reported by Committee

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Jul 22, 2011
 
Passed House

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

Sep 15, 2011
 
Text Published

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

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Details

Cosponsors
none
Committee Assignments

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Votes
Jul 22, 2011 10:37 a.m.
Failed 102/302
Jul 22, 2011 10:41 a.m.
Agreed to 299/112
Jul 22, 2011 10:46 a.m.
Failed 153/260
Jul 22, 2011 10:51 a.m.
Agreed to 218/194
Jul 22, 2011 10:57 a.m.
Failed 130/283
Jul 22, 2011 11:02 a.m.
Failed 176/235
Jul 22, 2011 11:06 a.m.
Failed 179/234
Jul 22, 2011 11:25 a.m.
Passed 252/159

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