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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Appropriations Act

A statute, under the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, that generally provides legal authority for Federal agencies to incur obligations and make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 621).

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