H.R. 2684 (106th): Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent 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).

Aug 3, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 20, 1999

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 20, 1999.


Pub.L. 106-74


James “Jim” Walsh

Representative for New York's 25th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 15, 1999
Length: 78 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

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Aug 3, 1999

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Aug 3, 1999
Reported by Committee

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Sep 9, 1999
Passed House

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Sep 24, 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 Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 24, 1999
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Oct 14, 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 15, 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.

Oct 20, 1999
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Committee Assignments

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

Sep 8, 1999 7:19 p.m.
Failed 187/232
Sep 8, 1999 7:27 p.m.
Failed 121/298
Sep 8, 1999 7:36 p.m.
Failed 154/267
Sep 8, 1999 7:44 p.m.
Agreed to 212/207
Sep 8, 1999 7:52 p.m.
Failed 185/235
Sep 9, 1999 6:11 p.m.
Agreed to 366/54
Sep 9, 1999 6:55 p.m.
Passed 235/187
On the Conference Report
Oct 14, 1999 12:23 p.m.
Passed 406/18
On the Conference Report
Oct 15, 1999 9:20 a.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 93/5

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. 1596 (Included-In)
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, ...

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 16, 1999

H.Res. 328 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 14, 1999

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