H.R. 2028: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, 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. (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).

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Apr 24, 2015


Passed Senate with Changes on May 12, 2016

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on May 12, 2016.


Michael “Mike” Simpson

Representative for Idaho's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 12, 2016
Length: 64 pages


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Apr 24, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 24, 2015
Reported by Committee

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May 1, 2015
Passed House

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

May 21, 2015
Text Published

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

Oct 8, 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 12, 2016
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.

House Approves Senate Changes

Signed by the President

H.R. 2028 is 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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