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Passed House without amendment (05/25/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for DC Home Rule Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) This bill repeals the Local Budget Autonomy Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Law 19-321) and restores previous law as though the Act had never been enacted.

(Sec. 3) The District of Columbia Home Rule Act is amended to declare that nothing in it shall be construed as creating a continuing appropriation of the General Fund of the District.

All funds provided for the District of Columbia shall be appropriated on an annual fiscal year basis through the federal appropriations process.

The District of Columbia Code is amended to declare that nothing in it shall be construed as authorizing the District of Columbia to make any change in law, regulation, or basic procedure and practice relating to the respective roles of Congress, the President, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Government Accountability Office in the preparation, review, submission, examination, authorization, and appropriation of the total budget of the District of Columbia government.