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H.R. 4660 (113th): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

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Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, 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

Frank Wolf

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2014
Length: 110 pages
May 15, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 30, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.

See Instead

S. 2437 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Jun 5, 2014


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Senate Amendment to H.R. 4660 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 (Jun 17, 2014)

What legislators are saying

house approves amendment by rep. Jackson Lee preserving attorney general holders ability to reduce prison overcrowding and save millions of taxpayer dollars by developing and implementing lawful policies relating to requests for executive clemency
    — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] on May 30, 2014

FY15 appropriations progressing
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on May 31, 2014

Rep. Bonamicis Industrial Hemp Amendment Passes the House
    — Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] on May 30, 2014

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May 15, 2014

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May 15, 2014
Ordered Reported

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May 30, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 4660 (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. 4660. 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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