S. 272: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

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:

Jan 27, 2015

Status:

Reported by Committee on Jan 28, 2015

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 28, 2015.

Sponsor:

Jeanne Shaheen

Senior Senator from New Hampshire

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2015
Length: 98 pages

Prognosis:

81% chance of being enacted (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 240 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Mar 4, 2015

About the bill

Full Title

A bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Jan 27, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 28, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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