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House Appropriations Committee includes $70 million for the Second Chance Act July 15, 2011

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On Wednesday, July 13, 2011, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, which provides $70 million for Second Chance Act Programs. The bill, which contains $50.2 billion in total budget authority, provides $1.04 billion for state and local law enforcement programs, including:

Committee approval is only the first step in the appropriations process. The appropriations bills must be passed by both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, as well as the full House and Senate.

For the text of the legislation approved by the Appropriations Committee, please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/CJSFY12_SUBC_xml.pdf.

For the accompanying bill report, please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/CJS_REPORT.pdf



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