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H.J.Res. 99 (115th): Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.

About the resolution

This bill extended federal government funding through May 5, 2017. It was enacted on the day funding was to end. The federal government is currently funded through "continuing appropriations" legislation that maintains government spending levels as they were for arbitrary periods of time. Traditionally, though not recently, the federal government was funded by major funding legislation for a whole fiscal year at a time. If an appropriations law is not enacted before the last one lapses, non-critical federal government functions shut down.

Sponsor and status

Rodney Frelinghuysen

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Apr 26, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 28, 2017

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on April 28, 2017.

Pub.L. 115-30

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Sessions Statement on the Short-Term Continuing Resolution
    — Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX17] on Apr 28, 2017

Walz Statement on One-Week Continuing Resolution
    — Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018] on Apr 28, 2017

Congressman Massie's Statement on H. J Res. 99 \"No\" Vote
    — Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4] on Apr 28, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.J. Res. 99 will add $2 million in new spending through 2027.


Apr 26, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 28, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Apr 28, 2017
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 28, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 99 (115th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 99. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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