S. 1596 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012

An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, 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 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).



Sep 21, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Patty Murray

Senior Senator from Washington



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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011
Length: 364 pages


Sep 21, 2011

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Sep 21, 2011
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S. 1596 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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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