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

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. (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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Apr 15, 2016


Passed House on May 19, 2016

This bill passed in the House on May 19, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Charles Dent

Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 76 pages


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Apr 15, 2016

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Apr 15, 2016
Reported by Committee

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May 19, 2016
Passed House

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4974 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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