H.R. 2029: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

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).
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: Dec 19, 2015
Length: 887 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.

Summary

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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History

Apr 24, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 24, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued 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 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.

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.

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