Appropriation Bill

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Appropriation Bill

Legislation that authorizes the government to spend money from the public treasury for a certain purpose. For example, an appropriation bill may enable the defense ministry to fund the military's activities for the year. If the amount authorized in all appropriation bills in a year exceeds the revenue the government collects, then the government goes into deficit. In many countries, appropriation bills must originate in the lower house of the legislature.
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Ill continue working with my colleagues in the Senate to push for open debate on each of the appropriation bills passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
In Arkansas, the need for narrative removal is much less than in other states because of a constitutional provision prohibiting omnibus appropriation bills. State constitutions generally require that substantive bills be single subject in nature; one of the reasons for this requirement is the same as the justification for the item veto, discouragement of logrolling among legislators and less political difficulty for governors in vetoing the bill.
In the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies appropriation bill, the Department of Transportation would receive $100.1 billion, $1.3 billion less than the House version of the bill and $2.2 billion less than the president's request.