H.R. 4104 (105th): Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 1999

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 22, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chamber on October 7, 1998s, it was passed in non-identical form and only one chamber approved a conference report to resolve the differences.


James “Jim” Kolbe

Representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 3, 1998
Length: 225 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Jun 17, 1998
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued 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 22, 1998

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 16, 1998
Passed House

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

Sep 3, 1998
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.

Sep 3, 1998
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Oct 7, 1998
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.

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.

Jul 16, 1998 1:57 p.m.
Failed 122/301
Jul 16, 1998 2:09 p.m.
Agreed to 214/210
Jul 16, 1998 8:33 p.m.
Failed 183/239
Jul 16, 1998 8:42 p.m.
Failed 79/342
Jul 16, 1998 8:52 p.m.
Agreed to 224/198
Jul 16, 1998 9:01 p.m.
Failed 195/226
Jul 16, 1998 9:45 p.m.
Failed 198/222
Jul 16, 1998 10:16 p.m.
Passed 218/203
Sep 3, 1998 2:07 p.m.
Bill Passed 91/5
On the Conference Report
Oct 7, 1998 9:38 p.m.
Passed 290/137
Oct 9, 1998 3:46 p.m.
Motion to Proceed Agreed to 58/39

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.

S. 2312 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 14, 1998

H.Res. 579 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 7, 1998

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