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Appropriation Act


An act of Congress, signed into law by the President, that permits Federal agencies to incur obligations and to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. An appropriation act provides budget authority in various accounts and usually follows enactment of authorizing legislation. Appropriations are the most common means of providing budget authority. Limits imposed by appropriation acts constitute separate legal limitations that will be reflected on allotments.

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