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H.R. 1950 (108th): Millennium Challenge Account, Peace Corps Expansion, and Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2003

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To establish the Millennium Challenge Account to provide increased support for certain developing countries; to authorize the expansion of the Peace Corps; to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal years 2004 and 2005; and to authorize appropriations under the Arms Export Control Act and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for security assistance for fiscal years 2004 and 2005.

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Henry Hyde

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2003
Length: 462 pages
Introduced
May 5, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 16, 2003 but was never passed by the Senate.

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May 5, 2003
 
Introduced

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May 8, 2003
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 16, 2003
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1950 (108th) 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 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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