H.R. 4578 (106th): Department of the Interior 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).

Jun 1, 2000
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 11, 2000

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 11, 2000.


Pub.L. 106-291


Ralph Regula

Representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2000
Length: 108 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, 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 16, 2000
Passed House

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Jun 22, 2000
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Jul 18, 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.

Jul 18, 2000
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Jul 20, 2000
Text Published

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

Oct 3, 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 5, 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 11, 2000
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.

Jun 14, 2000 6:42 p.m.
Agreed to 214/211
Jun 14, 2000 6:52 p.m.
Agreed to 364/55
Jun 14, 2000 10:31 p.m.
Failed 167/254
Jun 14, 2000 10:58 p.m.
Failed 173/249
Jun 15, 2000 12:26 p.m.
Failed 206/221
Jun 15, 2000 2:18 p.m.
Failed 187/234
Jun 15, 2000 2:28 p.m.
Agreed to 243/177
Jun 15, 2000 5:05 p.m.
Failed 152/256
Jun 15, 2000 5:21 p.m.
Agreed to 207/204
Jun 15, 2000 8:22 p.m.
Failed 193/195
Jun 15, 2000 11:03 p.m.
Agreed to 197/180
Jun 16, 2000 12:28 a.m.
Failed 167/205
Jun 16, 2000 1:09 a.m.
Passed 204/172
Jul 18, 2000 11:28 a.m.
Bill Passed 97/2
On the Conference Report
Oct 3, 2000 2:31 p.m.
Passed 348/69
Oct 5, 2000 2:01 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 89/8
On the Conference Report
Oct 5, 2000 3:37 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 83/13

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.Res. 603 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 3, 2000

H.Res. 524 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 13, 2000

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