H.R. 4974 (114th): 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).

Overview

Introduced:

Apr 15, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Passed House (Senate next) (Enacted Via Other Measures)

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 19, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate. But 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)
Sponsor:

Charles Dent

Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 76 pages

History

Apr 15, 2016
 
Introduced

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Apr 15, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee. The House Committee on Appropriations issued the report which may provide insight into the purpose of the legislation.

May 17, 2016
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 19, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 4974 (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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