U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Bill

Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and  Education, and related agencies (2013)

An appropriations bill authorizes funding for federal departments of the U.S. government. Since the departments require funds to operate, one method of securing statutory support for freedom of conscience is to attach conditions to an appropriations bill.  That is the purpose of Sections 537 and 538.

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