H.R. 1559 (108th): Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003

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:

Apr 2, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 16, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 16, 2003.

Law:

Pub.L. 108-11

Sponsor:

W. Bill Young

Representative for Florida's 10th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 12, 2003
Length: 53 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making emergency wartime supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes.

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History

Apr 2, 2003
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 2, 2003
 
Reported by Committee

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Apr 3, 2003
 
Passed House

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

Apr 7, 2003
 
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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 7, 2003
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Apr 12, 2003
 
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. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 12, 2003
 
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.

Apr 16, 2003
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
none
Committee Assignments

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Votes
Apr 3, 2003 4:22 p.m.
Failed 110/315
Apr 3, 2003 10:34 p.m.
Failed 209/216
Apr 3, 2003 10:41 p.m.
Failed 113/312
Apr 3, 2003 10:59 p.m.
Passed 414/12

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. 762 (Included-In)
Supplemental Appropriations Act to Support Department of Defense Operations in Iraq for Fiscal Year ...

Passed Senate
Last Action: Apr 3, 2003

H.Res. 172 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Apr 3, 2003

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