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appropriations bill

It is the first of the 12 appropriation bills.
  a legislative motion which authorizes the government to spend money
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An appropriations bill provides the legal authority needed to spend or obligate US Treasury funds. There are 13 annual appropriations bills which together fund the entire federal government. These 13 bills must all be enacted prior to the start of a new fiscal year, designated as October 1. Failure to meet this deadline causes the need for temporary short-term funding or results in a shut-down. (inactive link)

An appropriations bill originates in the House and normally is considered after an authorization bill authorizes legislation that will need to be funded.
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  • It is the first of the 12 appropriation bills.
  • The authorization bill was passed, but follow-up funding in an appropriations bill never materialized.
  • …eight were based upon the removal of Stanton and the appointment of a new Secretary of War in violation of the Tenure-of-Office Act; the ninth related to Johnson’s conversation with a general which was said to induce violations of the Army Appropriations Act; the tenth recited that Johnson had delivered "intemperate, inflammatory and scandalous harangues …. as well against Congress as the laws of the United States"; and the eleventh was a deliberately obscure conglomeration of all…
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Associated words [difficulty]:   appropriations bill [9] , omnibus bill [9]
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