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H.R. 21 (116th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019

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Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 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, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Sponsor and status

Nita Lowey

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 8, 2019
Length: 1064 pages
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 133: H.R. 133: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Including Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief]
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2020. (compare text)
H.R. 1865: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)
H.R. 1158: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)
H.R. 259: Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 24, 2019. (compare text)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Donald Trump [R, 2017-2021]: H.R. 21 — Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 and H.J. Res. 1 — Making Further Continuing Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2019 (Jan 3, 2019)

What legislators are saying

Congress Should Be Voting to Secure Our Borders, Not Playing Politics
    — Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1, 2009-2020] on Jan 3, 2019

ICYMI: Democrats First Bill Passed Funds Overseas Abortions
    — Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6] on Jan 10, 2019

Latta to Attend March for Life on Friday; Host Reception for Ohio Marchers
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] on Jan 16, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 21 will add $4.9 billion in new spending through 2028.


Jan 3, 2019

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Jan 3, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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

This was a vote on the House Democrats' bill to fund the federal government until September 30, 2019 and end the shutdown that began on December 22, 2018. The bill …

H.R. 21 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 21. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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