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H.R. 5211: It’s About Time Act

About the bill

Congress’s fiscal year runs beginning every October 1, not January 1. It last synced with the calendar in 1842 — but a new bill in the House would bring that schedule back.

Context

A fiscal year is a period of time used for accounting or finance purposes, which doesn’t necessarily line up with the start and end of the calendar year. Congress passes — or at least is supposed to pass — appropriations and funding to coincide with the fiscal year.

The government’s fiscal year did indeed line up with ...

Sponsor and status

Michael Turner

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

Mar 7, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Mar 7, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 7, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

27% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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

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Ordered Reported

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 5211 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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