H.R. 4447: Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act

Making appropriations to address the heroin and opioid drug abuse epidemic 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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Feb 3, 2016


Referred to Committee on Feb 3, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 3, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Joe Courtney

Representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2016
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Feb 3, 2016

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Passed House

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Signed by the President

H.R. 4447 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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