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H.R. 5055 (114th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

Making appropriations for energy and water development 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

Michael “Mike” Simpson

Sponsor. Representative for Idaho's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016
Length: 82 pages
Apr 26, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Failed House on May 26, 2016

This bill failed in the House on May 26, 2016.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (May 23, 2016)

What legislators are saying

Vote Explanations for the Week of May 23
    — Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018] on May 27, 2016

House Passes Five Gosar Amendments that Defund Obamas Climate Agenda, Protect Vital Water and Energy Resources
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] on May 26, 2016

California House GOP Releases Statement on California Water Legislation
    — Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23] on May 23, 2016

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Apr 26, 2016

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Apr 26, 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 26, 2016
Failed House

A vote on the bill failed in the House. The bill is now dead.

H.R. 5055 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5055. 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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