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H.R. 1314 (114th): Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

About the bill

This bill had been used to try to pass three separate and unrelated proposals: the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, the Trade Act of 2015, and a bill regarding administrative appeal of IRS determinations. It was sent to the President as the Bipartisan Budget Act and is expected to be signed into law.

Bipartisan Budget Act

The House vote on Oct. 28, 2015 turned this bill into the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which raises the government's debt ceiling to avoid a government default and raised government spending levels ...

Sponsor and status

Patrick Meehan

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

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 56 pages

Mar 4, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 2, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 2, 2015.


Pub.L. 114-74

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 2821: Partnership Audit Simplification Act of 2015

Introduced on Jun 18, 2015. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2211: Spectrum Relocation Fund Act of 2015

Introduced on Oct 27, 2015. 76% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 4, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 25, 2015
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 13, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Apr 15, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

May 12, 2015
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

May 22, 2015
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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

This vote turned what was a bill regarding administrative appeals of IRS determinations into the Trade Act of 2015, which included Trade Promotion Authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal ...

Oct 28, 2015
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

This vote turned this bill into the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, by replacing the text of the bill in whole. H.R. 1314 was previously the Trade Act of ...

Oct 30, 2015
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.

This vote was on the bill in its final form as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.

Nov 2, 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1314 (114th) 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 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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