S. 2553 (106th): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, 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).
Introduced:

May 12, 2000
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Status:
Enacted as H.R. 4577 (companion bill)
Sponsor:

Arlen Specter

Senator from Pennsylvania

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 12, 2000
Length: 93 pages

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An original bill 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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May 12, 2000
 
Introduced

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May 12, 2000
 
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