H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014.

The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by Delegate Donna Christensen regarding clean energy in insular areas. It passed in the House on ...

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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).



Jan 3, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2014

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 2014.


Pub.L. 113-235


Donna Christensen

Delegate for Virgin Islands At Large



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Last Updated: Jan 1, 2014
Length: 701 pages


Jan 3, 2013

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Jul 17, 2013
Reported by Committee

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Sep 15, 2014
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 18, 2014
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.

Dec 11, 2014
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Dec 13, 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.

Dec 16, 2014
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 83 (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.

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

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