H.R. 5538: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, 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).

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Jun 21, 2016


Passed House on Jul 14, 2016

This bill passed in the House on July 14, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Ken Calvert

Representative for California's 42nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 6, 2016
Length: 200 pages


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Jun 21, 2016

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Jun 21, 2016
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Jul 14, 2016
Passed House

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5538 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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