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H.R. 4545 (103rd): Federal Railroad Safety Authorization Act of 1994

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An Act to authorize appropriations to carry out certain Federal railroad safety laws, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Jun 8, 1994
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on October 6, 1994 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.

Sponsor:

Allan Swift

Representative for Washington's 2nd congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 1994
Length: 51 pages

History

Jun 8, 1994
 
Introduced

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Jul 19, 1994
 
Ordered Reported

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Aug 8, 1994
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House.

Oct 6, 1994
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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 6, 1994
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Committee Discharged.

H.R. 4545 (103rd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 1, 1994. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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