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H.R. 4378 (116th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019

Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Nita Lowey

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

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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2019
Length: 17 pages
Sep 18, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 27, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 27, 2019.

Pub.L. 116-59

Position statements

What legislators are saying

King Votes NO on Reckless, Rule-Breaking Continuing Resolution
    — Rep. Steve King [R-IA4, 2013-2020] on Sep 19, 2019

Newhouse Secures Ag Research Program Fix in Continuing Resolution
    — Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4] on Sep 19, 2019

Cole Votes to Keep the Government Open
    — Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4] on Sep 19, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 4378 will add $3.9 billion in new spending through 2029.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 3039: To provide for a 5-year extension of funding outreach and assistance for low-income programs.

Introduced on May 30, 2019. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3421: Fair Choices for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2019

Introduced on Jun 21, 2019. 89% incorporated. (compare text)


Sep 18, 2019

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Sep 19, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 26, 2019
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.

Sep 27, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4378 (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. 4378. 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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