H.R. 2596 (112th): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 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 20, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 20, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Frank Wolf

Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2011
Length: 108 pages

See Instead:

S. 1572 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Sep 15, 2011

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies 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 20, 2011
 
Introduced

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Jul 20, 2011
 
Reported by Committee

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Votes

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Related Bills

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S. 1572 (Related)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 15, 2011

S. 2323 (Related)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 2012

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