H.R. 2029 (114th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

This bill was the vehicle for passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, also known as the omnibus spending bill. H.R. 2029 would fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2016 (through September 30, 2016). The government had been funded through stop-gap measures over the last ...

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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).

Overview

Introduced:

Apr 24, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 18, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 18, 2015.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-113

Sponsor:

Charles Dent

Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 887 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2130: An Act Making Appropriations for National Security and for Other Purposes, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Oct 6, 2015. 81% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2129: An Act Making Appropriations to Improve the Nation’s Infrastructure and for Other Purposes, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Oct 6, 2015. 82% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1725: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jul 9, 2015. 81% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2772: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jun 15, 2015. 80% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2131: An Act Making Appropriations for Law Enforcement and for Other Purposes, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Oct 6, 2015. 82% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1695: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jun 25, 2015. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2995: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jul 9, 2015. 88% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2685: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016

Failed Cloture on Nov 5, 2015. 83% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1558: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jun 11, 2015. 88% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3020: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jul 10, 2015. 76% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2822: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jun 18, 2015. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1645: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jun 23, 2015. 79% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3049: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jul 14, 2015. 91% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1800: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jul 16, 2015. 90% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 272: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jan 28, 2015. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 861: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

Referred to Committee on Feb 11, 2015. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Apr 24, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 24, 2015
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

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. The House Committee on Appropriations issued the report which may provide insight into the purpose of the legislation.

Apr 30, 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.

May 21, 2015
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Appropriations

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.

Oct 1, 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.

Nov 10, 2015
 
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.

Dec 18, 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 was the Senate vote on the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, also known as the omnibus spending bill. The bill ...

Dec 18, 2015
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Dec 18, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

H.R. 2029 (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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