H.R. 2551 (112th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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).



Jul 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

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.


Ander Crenshaw

Representative for Florida's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2011
Length: 168 pages


Jul 15, 2011

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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.

H.R. 2551 (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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