H.R. 2578 (114th): 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).

Overview

Introduced:

May 27, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 3, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

John Culberson

Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 16, 2015
Length: 218 pages

History

May 27, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 27, 2015
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

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Jun 3, 2015
 
Passed House

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

Jun 16, 2015
 
Text Published

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

Jun 16, 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.

H.R. 2578 (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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