H.R. 4426 (103rd): Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1995

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).

May 16, 1994
103rd Congress, 1993–1994


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 23, 1994

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 23, 1994.


Pub.L. 103-306


David “Dave” Obey

Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 10, 1994
Length: 51 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An Act making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other purposes.

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May 16, 1994

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 23, 1994
Reported by Committee

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May 25, 1994
Passed House

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Jun 16, 1994
Text Published

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

Jul 15, 1994
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.

Jul 15, 1994
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Aug 4, 1994
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.

Aug 10, 1994
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.

Aug 23, 1994
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.

May 25, 1994 4:53 p.m.
Agreed to 426/1
May 25, 1994 5:57 p.m.
Failed 144/286
May 25, 1994 8:28 p.m.
Failed 103/321
May 25, 1994 9:24 p.m.
Failed 54/371
May 25, 1994 9:53 p.m.
Passed 337/87
Jun 29, 1994 10:45 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 59/35
Jul 15, 1994 2:18 p.m.
Bill Passed 84/9
On the Conference Report
Aug 4, 1994 3:24 p.m.
Passed 341/85
On the Conference Report
Aug 10, 1994 11:24 a.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 88/12

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.Res. 504 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Aug 4, 1994

H.Res. 443 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 25, 1994

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