ABSTRACT

Regular Appropriations Bills: Terms of Initial Consideration and Amendment in the House, FY1996-FY2012 [January 23, 2013]   [open pdf - 383KB]

"Each year, Congress considers appropriations measures that provide funding for various federal government activities. Such measures are commonly referred to as 'regular' appropriations bills. In recent years, the House has typically considered a regular appropriations bill after first reaching agreement on the procedural terms of its consideration, most frequently through the adoption of a special rule, or occasionally through a unanimous consent agreement (UCA). Rarely have regular appropriations bills been considered as privileged business. This report examines the terms under which the regular appropriations bills are typically brought up and initially considered on the House floor, as well as the practices of the House with regards to amendment opportunities and the waiver of points of order, for FY1996 to FY2012 (104th-112th Congresses)."

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CRS Report for Congress, R42933
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2013-01-23
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