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Regular Appropriations Bills: Terms of Initial Consideration and Amendment in the House, FY1996-FY2012


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 waivers, for FY1996 to FY2012 (104th-112th Congresses). It focuses exclusively on initial consideration of regular appropriations bills and does not address the consideration of conference reports or amendments between the houses. It also does not address the few instances where an appropriations bill was first considered on the House floor combined with one or more other appropriations bills (so-called omnibus or minibus bills).8 Similarly, this report does not cover the initial consideration of supplemental appropriations bills or continuing appropriations measures, as such measures tend to be considered under different terms than is typical of regular appropriations bills.9 It also does not discuss special rules prior to the 104th Congress (1995-1996), as the structure of those rules and the floor consideration of regular appropriations bills differed significantly from current practice. For example, regular


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Regular Appropriations Bills: Terms of Initial Consideration and Amendment in the House, FY1996-FY2012  [Order No: R42933  Release Date: Apr 23,2013  Pages: 24]

Regular Appropriations Bills: Terms of Initial Consideration and Amendment in the House, FY1996-FY2012  [Order No: R42933  Release Date: Jan 23,2013  Pages: 23]