H.R. 2403 (103rd): Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Act, 1994

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).

Jun 14, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 28, 1993

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 28, 1993.


Pub.L. 103-123


Steny Hoyer

Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 26, 1993
Length: 49 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1994, and for other purposes.

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Jun 14, 1993

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 14, 1993
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 22, 1993
Passed House

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

Jul 22, 1993
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Aug 3, 1993
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.

Aug 3, 1993
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Sep 29, 1993
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 26, 1993
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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 28, 1993
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jun 18, 1993 11:14 a.m.
Agreed to 298/104
Jun 18, 1993 11:51 a.m.
Agreed to 333/65
Jun 18, 1993 12:48 p.m.
Failed 169/234
Jun 18, 1993 1:33 p.m.
Failed 171/222
Jun 18, 1993 2:11 p.m.
Agreed to 339/50
Jun 18, 1993 3:05 p.m.
Agreed to 247/127
Jun 22, 1993 5:48 p.m.
Failed 160/258
Jun 22, 1993 7:02 p.m.
Agreed to 353/62
Jun 22, 1993 7:10 p.m.
Agreed to 269/141
Jun 22, 1993 7:16 p.m.
Agreed to 361/50
Jun 22, 1993 7:23 p.m.
Agreed to 298/115
Jun 22, 1993 7:57 p.m.
Passed 263/153
Aug 3, 1993 5:10 p.m.
Bill Passed 73/27
On the Conference Report
Sep 29, 1993 8:03 p.m.
Passed 207/206

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S.Con.Res. 48 (Related)
A concurrent resolution to correct technical errors in the enrollment of the bill (H.R. ...

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Oct 26, 1993

H.Res. 261 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 29, 1993

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