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H.R. 4505: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022

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Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.

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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

Matthew “Matt” Cartwright

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2021
Jul 19, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

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This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 2471: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 15, 2022. (compare text)
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 4505 — Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 (Jul 27, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Congressman Mo Brooks Files Amendment to Block All Federal Funds for Sanctuary Cities
    — Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5] on Jul 28, 2021

Rep. Boebert Leads Congress in Number of Amendments Filed to Spending Bills
    — Rep. Lauren Boebert [R-CO3] on Aug 30, 2021

    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Jul 26, 2021

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Jul 19, 2021

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Jul 19, 2021
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Jul 20, 2021
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H.R. 4505 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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