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

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).
Introduced:

May 16, 2016

Status:

Passed House on May 18, 2016

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

Sponsor:

Harold “Hal” Rogers

Representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 14 pages

Prognosis:

52% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

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.

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History

May 16, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

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

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