H.R. 5872 (112th): Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012


May 31, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 7, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 7, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-155


Jeb Hensarling

Representative for Texas's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2012
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the President to provide a report detailing the sequester required by the Budget Control Act of 2011 on January 2, 2013.

Summary (CRS)

8/7/2012--Public Law.Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 - Requires the President, within 30 days after the enactment of this Act, to submit to Congress a detailed report on the implementation of ... Read more >


May 31, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 28, 2012
Reported by Committee

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Jul 18, 2012
Passed House

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Jul 25, 2012
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 7, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5872”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


56 cosponsors (56R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 18, 2012 1:54 p.m.
Passed 414/2

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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S. 3228 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 2012

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