H.R. 5021 (101st): Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).
Introduced:

Jun 13, 1990
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 5, 1990

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 5, 1990.

Law:

Pub.L. 101-515

Sponsor:

Neal Smith

Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 5, 1990

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991, and for other purposes.

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History

Jun 13, 1990
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 13, 1990
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 26, 1990
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 11, 1990
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 23, 1990
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Oct 24, 1990
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 24, 1990
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 24, 1990
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 24, 1990
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 5, 1990
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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