S. 955 (105th): Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1998

An original bill making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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 24, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 17, 1997 but was never passed by the House.


Mitch McConnell

Senator from Kentucky



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Last Updated: Jun 24, 1997
Length: 103 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 2159 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Nov 26, 1997


Jun 24, 1997

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Jun 24, 1997
Reported by Committee

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Jul 17, 1997
Passed Senate

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

S. 955 (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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