H.R. 3116 (112th): Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

To authorize certain programs of the Department of Homeland Security, 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 authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.



Oct 6, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Peter “Pete” King

Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2012
Length: 292 pages


Oct 6, 2011

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Oct 13, 2011
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H.R. 3116 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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