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H.R. 2203 (105th): Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1998

Making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

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).

Joseph McDade

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 30, 1997
Length: 22 pages
Introduced:

Jul 21, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 13, 1997

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 13, 1997.

Law:

Pub.L. 105-62

History

Jul 17, 1997
 
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.

Jul 21, 1997
 
Introduced

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

Jul 25, 1997
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jul 28, 1997
 
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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 28, 1997
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Sep 30, 1997
 
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 30, 1997
 
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.

Oct 13, 1997
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2203 (105th) 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 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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