H.R. 2466 (106th): Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000

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 2, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Passed House & Senate on Oct 21, 1999

This bill was passed by Congress on October 21, 1999 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session. (It is possible this bill is waiting for the signature of the President.)


Ralph Regula

Representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 25, 1999
Length: 78 pages

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Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

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Jul 2, 1999

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Jul 2, 1999
Reported by Committee

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Jul 15, 1999
Passed House

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Jul 18, 1999
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

Sep 23, 1999
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 23, 1999
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Oct 21, 1999
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.

Oct 21, 1999
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.

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Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jul 13, 1999 7:13 p.m.
Agreed to 213/202
Jul 13, 1999 7:24 p.m.
Agreed to 248/169
Jul 13, 1999 7:33 p.m.
Failed 131/287
Jul 14, 1999 12:35 p.m.
Agreed to 243/180
Jul 14, 1999 12:44 p.m.
Failed 198/225
Jul 14, 1999 3:40 p.m.
Failed 207/217
Jul 14, 1999 3:51 p.m.
Failed 124/300
Jul 14, 1999 10:56 p.m.
Agreed to 273/151
Jul 14, 1999 11:05 p.m.
Failed 205/217
Jul 14, 1999 11:13 p.m.
Agreed to 227/199
Jul 14, 1999 11:20 p.m.
Agreed to 259/166
Jul 14, 1999 11:28 p.m.
Failed 135/291
Jul 14, 1999 11:35 p.m.
Failed 174/250
Jul 14, 1999 11:56 p.m.
Agreed to 220/206
Jul 15, 1999 12:15 a.m.
Passed 377/47
Aug 5, 1999 12:31 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 80/16
Sep 23, 1999 6:45 p.m.
Bill Passed 89/10
On the Conference Report
Oct 21, 1999 6:31 p.m.
Passed 225/200

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. 1292 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 24, 1999

H.Con.Res. 234 (Related)
Tabling the bill (H.R. 2466) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 19, 1999

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