H.R. 3547 (113th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014

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:

Nov 20, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 17, 2014

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 17, 2014.

Law:

Pub.L. 113-76

Sponsor:

Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2014
Length: 639 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.

Summary

This is the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, the bill that set the federal budget for fiscal year 2014.

The bill began as the Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act but was used as the vehicle for the passage of the budget deal. On January 15, 2014, the House replaced the text of this bill to turn it into the ...

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History

Nov 20, 2013
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 2, 2013
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Dec 12, 2013
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 15, 2014
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Jan 16, 2014
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 17, 2014
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about 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.

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