H.R. 2587 (106th): District of Columbia 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 22, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Sep 28, 1999

This bill was vetoed by the President on September 28, 1999 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.


Ernest Istook Jr.

Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 17, 1999
Length: 32 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 3064 (same title)
Vetoed (No Override Attempt) — Nov 3, 1999

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Jul 22, 1999

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Jul 22, 1999
Reported by Committee

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Jul 29, 1999
Passed House

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

Aug 2, 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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 2, 1999
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Sep 9, 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.

Sep 16, 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.

Sep 28, 1999

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

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 29, 1999 3:07 p.m.
Agreed to 241/187
Jul 29, 1999 3:18 p.m.
Failed 214/214
Jul 29, 1999 3:26 p.m.
Failed 213/215
Jul 29, 1999 3:45 p.m.
Passed 333/92
On the Conference Report
Sep 9, 1999 8:32 p.m.
Passed 208/206
On the Conference Report
Sep 16, 1999 2:30 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 52/39

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.

H.R. 3064 (Related)
District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2000

Vetoed (No Override Attempt)
Last Action: Nov 3, 1999

S. 1283 (Included-In)
District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2000

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jul 1, 1999

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