H.R. 5243: Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016

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.

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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May 16, 2016


Passed House on May 18, 2016

This bill passed in the House on May 18, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Harold “Hal” Rogers

Representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 14 pages


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May 16, 2016

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May 18, 2016
Passed House

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5243 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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