H.R. 3581 (112th): Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2012

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase transparency in Federal budgeting, and for other purposes.

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Dec 7, 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 February 7, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.


Scott Garrett

Representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2012
Length: 24 pages


Dec 7, 2011

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Jan 31, 2012
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Feb 7, 2012
Passed House

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H.R. 3581 (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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