H.R. 4556 (103rd): Department of Transportation and Related Agencies 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).

Jun 9, 1994
103rd Congress, 1993–1994


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 30, 1994

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 30, 1994.


Pub.L. 103-331


Milton “Bob” Carr

Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 29, 1994
Length: 28 pages

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Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other purposes.

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Jun 9, 1994

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 9, 1994
Reported by Committee

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Jun 16, 1994
Passed House

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

Jul 14, 1994
Text Published

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

Jul 21, 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 21, 1994
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Sep 28, 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. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 29, 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.

Sep 30, 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.

Jun 16, 1994 4:24 p.m.
Agreed to 234/192
Jun 16, 1994 5:16 p.m.
Failed 103/326
Jun 16, 1994 5:49 p.m.
Passed 363/59
Jul 21, 1994 1:21 p.m.
Motion to Table Failed 23/77
Jul 21, 1994 2:20 p.m.
Motion to Table Motion to Recommit Agreed to 72/28
Jul 21, 1994 2:33 p.m.
Bill Passed 91/9
On the Conference Report
Sep 29, 1994 11:45 a.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 89/11

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.

H.Res. 553 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 28, 1994

H.Res. 454 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 16, 1994

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