S. 1048 (105th): Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998

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).

Jul 22, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Enacted as H.R. 2169 (companion bill)

Richard Shelby

Senator from Alabama



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Last Updated: Jul 22, 1997
Length: 53 pages

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H.R. 2169 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 27, 1997

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An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

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Jul 22, 1997

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