H.R. 2578: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, 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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May 27, 2015


Passed House on Jun 3, 2015

This bill passed in the House on June 3, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


John Culberson

Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 16, 2015
Length: 218 pages


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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Jun 3, 2015
Passed House

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Jun 16, 2015
Text Published

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 2578 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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