S. 2955: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017

An original bill making appropriations for the Legislative Branch 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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May 19, 2016


Reported by Committee on May 19, 2016

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on May 19, 2016.


Shelley Capito

Junior Senator from West Virginia



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Last Updated: May 19, 2016
Length: 34 pages


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May 19, 2016

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May 19, 2016
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

S. 2955 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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