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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Public Law 

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113) 129 Stat. 2242; December 18, 2015; H.R. 2029 (114th Congress) 

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Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (H.R. 2029, Pub.L. 114–113), also known as the 2016 omnibus spending bill, is the United States appropriations legislation passed during the 114th Congress which provides spending permission to a number of federal agencies for the fiscal year of 2016. The bill authorizes $1.1 trillion in spending, as well as $700 billion in tax breaks. The bill provides funding to the federal government through September 30, 2016.

The bill provides general spending for most of the US federal government. The bill included a larger than expected $19.3 billion in funding for NASA.

Tax cuts included delaying implementation of taxes on premium health care plans, as well as upcoming taxes on medical devices.

Unrelated policy riders included ending a 40-year-old ban on US exports of crude oil. The bill also included the provisions of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, information sharing cyber-security legislation.

General  Information

Public Law: Pub. L. 114–113
Stat. At Large: 129 Stat. 3035
Enacted: December 18, 2015
Bill Number: H.R. 2029 (114th Congress)
Sponsor: Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15]
Note: This was the final bill for appropriations for fiscal year 2016.

Applicable Text of Statute

Pub. L. 114-113 (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015) added by the following, amending section 255(g) (BBBEDCA): 


(a) In General.—Section 255(g)(1)(B) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 905(g)(1)(B)) is amended by—

(1) inserting after the item relating to Retirement Pay and Medical Benefits for Commissioned Officers, Public Health Service the following:

“September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (15–0340–0– 1–754).”;

(2) inserting after the item relating to United States Secret Service, DC Annuity the following:

“Victims Compensation Fund established under section 410 of the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act (49 U.S.C. 40101 note).

“United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund.”; and

(3) inserting after the item relating to the Voluntary Separation Incentive Fund the following:

“World Trade Center Health Program Fund (75–0946–0– 1–551).”.

(b) Applicability.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to any sequestration order issued under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 900 et seq.) on or after the date of enactment of this Act.