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H.R. 4486 (113th): Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

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Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, 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, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Sponsor and status

John Culberson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2014
Length: 140 pages
Apr 17, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 (Apr 29, 2014)

What legislators are saying

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    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC] on May 7, 2014

Washington Review, May 2, 2014
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] on May 2, 2014

House Passes FY15 Military Construction Appropriations Bill $128 Million in Guam Funding Included
    — Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU, 2003-2018] on May 1, 2014

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Apr 17, 2014

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Apr 17, 2014
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Apr 30, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

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May 22, 2014
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

H.R. 4486 (113th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4486. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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