For the first time since Ive been in Congress, your House of Representatives passed all 12 appropriations bills
through regular order.
On the basis of this mechanism, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees received the total allocation for spending under their jurisdictions, and each reported 302(b) suballocations to its subcommittees prior to floor consideration of the FY2015 regular appropriations bills
The word "minibus" derives from the word "omnibus," which in Congress-speak is the bundling of all appropriations bills
into one package.
In October, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the draft text for its Interior and Environment appropriations bill
Both versions of the appropriations bill
are nearly the same, with a few notable exceptions.
While the authorizing legislation provides a funding level for a particular program, it is the annual appropriations bills
that determine the amount of funding the program will actually receive.
Despite these difficulties, Congress will forward two appropriations bills
to the President immediately.
San Bernardino County is home to the only other company reviewed that, according to campaign records, secured money from federal appropriations bills
but did not contribute to any lawmaker.
The bill is by far the largest of the 11 appropriations bills
written by the House this year.
The FY06 Defense Appropriations bills
(HR) are awaiting conference but may not be completed until December 2005.
To help students understand "pork-barrel" politics, the spending for special home-district projects that members of Congress insert into annual appropriations bills
As Congress reconvened in late January, two major bills awaited Senate decisions--the omnibus spending bill containing seven of the 13 appropriations bills
to finance the federal government in fiscal 2004 (including HAVA implementation and the controversial energy bill).
The 108th Congress began with some major unfinished business from the last Congress, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 appropriations bills
The last session of Congress passed only two of the 13 fiscal 2003 appropriations bills
In the policy science literature and in political discourse, a common misconception about the line-item veto in the states is that it is primarily (if not always) used to eliminate or reduce items of expenditure that appear in appropriations bills
as specific dollar amounts.