H.R. 4577 (106th): Consolidated 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).

Jun 1, 2000
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2000

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2000.


Pub.L. 106-554


John Porter

Representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2000
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes.

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Jun 1, 2000

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 1, 2000
Reported by Committee

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Jun 14, 2000
Passed House

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

Jun 30, 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 30, 2000
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Dec 15, 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.

Dec 15, 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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 21, 2000
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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.

Jun 8, 2000 8:54 p.m.
Failed 203/220
Jun 13, 2000 5:14 p.m.
Failed 124/293
Jun 13, 2000 5:22 p.m.
Failed 150/267
Jun 13, 2000 5:29 p.m.
Failed 132/287
Jun 13, 2000 5:36 p.m.
Failed 110/305
Jun 13, 2000 5:44 p.m.
Failed 103/315
Jun 13, 2000 8:48 p.m.
Failed 202/220
Jun 13, 2000 8:58 p.m.
Agreed to 381/41
Jun 13, 2000 9:04 p.m.
Failed 156/267
Jun 13, 2000 9:13 p.m.
Agreed to 313/109
Jun 13, 2000 9:21 p.m.
Failed 186/236
Jun 14, 2000 5:03 p.m.
Passed 217/214
Jun 22, 2000 5:15 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 94/3
Jun 27, 2000 5 p.m.
Motion Rejected 47/52
Jun 27, 2000 5:33 p.m.
Motion Rejected 49/50
Jun 27, 2000 5:54 p.m.
Motion Rejected 44/55
Jun 28, 2000 11:55 a.m.
Motion Rejected 51/48
Jun 28, 2000 4:02 p.m.
Motion Rejected 48/51
Jun 28, 2000 4:35 p.m.
Motion Rejected 48/51
Jun 28, 2000 4:58 p.m.
Motion Rejected 47/52
Jun 28, 2000 5:19 p.m.
Motion Rejected 49/50
Jun 30, 2000 10:34 a.m.
Motion Rejected 40/55
Jun 30, 2000 10:53 a.m.
Bill Passed 52/43
On the Conference Report
Dec 15, 2000 6:39 p.m.
Passed 292/60

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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S. 2553 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2000

S.Con.Res. 162 (Related)
A concurrent resolution to direct the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make ...

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Dec 15, 2000

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