H.R. 4475 (106th): Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001

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).

May 17, 2000
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 23, 2000

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 23, 2000.


Pub.L. 106-346


Frank Wolf

Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 7, 2000
Length: 1 pages

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Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes.

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May 17, 2000

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May 17, 2000
Reported by Committee

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May 19, 2000
Passed House

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Jun 15, 2000
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.

Jun 15, 2000
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Jun 20, 2000
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Oct 6, 2000
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 6, 2000
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 23, 2000
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Committee Assignments

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May 19, 2000 12:13 p.m.
Agreed to 218/187
May 19, 2000 12:32 p.m.
Passed 395/13
Jun 15, 2000 3:34 p.m.
Bill Passed 99/0
On the Conference Report
Oct 6, 2000 11:50 a.m.
Passed 344/50
On the Conference Report
Oct 6, 2000 12:11 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 78/10

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. 2720 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 13, 2000

H.R. 5394 (Related)
Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 5, 2000

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