S. 1217 (106th): Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000

An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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 14, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 22, 1999 but was never passed by the House.


Judd Gregg

Senator from New Hampshire



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Last Updated: Jun 14, 1999
Length: 113 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 2670 (same title)
Vetoed (No Override Attempt) — Oct 25, 1999


Jun 10, 1999
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 14, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 28, 1999
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Jul 22, 1999
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

S. 1217 (106th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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