H.R. 5912: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017

Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs 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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Jul 15, 2016


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Kay Granger

Representative for Texas's 12th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016
Length: 276 pages


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Jul 15, 2016

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Jul 15, 2016
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