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H.R. 3666 (104th): Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997

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Sponsor and status

Jerry Lewis

Sponsor. Representative for California's 40th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 25, 1996
Length: 77 pages
Introduced:

Jun 18, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 26, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 26, 1996.

Law:

Pub.L. 104-204

History

Jun 13, 1996
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue 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 18, 1996
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 26, 1996
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jul 11, 1996
 
Text Published

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

Sep 5, 1996
 
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.

Sep 6, 1996
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Sep 24, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

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.

Sep 25, 1996
 
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.

Sep 26, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3666 (104th) 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 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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