H.R. 719: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016

This bill continued funding of the federal government through December 11, 2015. It also contains provisions for reforms in the Transportation Security Administration.

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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. (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).

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 4, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 30, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 30, 2015.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-53

Sponsor:

John Katko

Representative for New York's 24th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 11 pages

History

Feb 4, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 10, 2015
 
Passed House

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

Aug 4, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Sep 17, 2015
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 24, 2015
 
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by special rule so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 30, 2015
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

This was a vote to add to H.R. 719 provisions to keep the government funded through December 11, 2015. With this vote, the Senate approved continued funding levels and ...

Sep 30, 2015
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

This was a vote to agree to the provisions to keep the government funded through December 11, 2015 that the Senate had added in a previous vote. With this vote ...

Sep 30, 2015
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Sep 30, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment 2.

H.R. 719 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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