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H.R. 4974 (114th): Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

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Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, 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, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Sponsor and status

Charles Dent

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 76 pages
Apr 15, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 5325: Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 29, 2016. (compare text)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 (May 17, 2016)

What legislators are saying

Dent: Senate Democrats Willfully Turn Their Back on Fighting Zika and Helping Veterans
    — Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 30, 2016

House Passes Five Gosar Initiatives that Support Our Nations Veterans
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] on May 19, 2016

Full Funding for the Pikes Peak National Cemetery
    — Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5] on May 19, 2016

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Apr 15, 2016

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Apr 15, 2016
Ordered Reported

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May 19, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 4974 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4974. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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