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H.R. 5243 (114th): Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016

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Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus, and for other purposes.

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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).

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Harold “Hal” Rogers

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 14 pages
May 16, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 18, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Policy Update: Fighting Zika
    — Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 5, 2016

After Senate Democrats Twice Block Legislation, Diaz-Balart and Clawson Urge Senate Leadership to Take Immediate Action on House-Passed Zika Bills
    — Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 6, 2016

After months of pleas from experts and Florida leaders, Congress passes bill for Zika funding
    — Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14] on Sep 29, 2016

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May 16, 2016

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May 18, 2016
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H.R. 5243 (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. 5243. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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