S. 385: Biennial Appropriations Act

A bill to provide for a biennial appropriations process with the exception of defense spending and to enhance oversight and the performance of the Federal Government.

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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Feb 5, 2015


Referred to Committee on Feb 5, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 5, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Michael Enzi

Senior Senator from Wyoming



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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2015
Length: 14 pages


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Feb 5, 2015

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Reported by Committee

Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 385 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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