S. 1572 (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:

Sep 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Barbara Mikulski

Senior Senator from Maryland

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2011
Length: 256 pages

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Full Title

An original bill 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.

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Sep 15, 2011
 
Introduced

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Sep 15, 2011
 
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