H.R. 2443 (108th): Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 for the United States Coast Guard, and for other purposes.



Jun 12, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 9, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 9, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-293


Don Young

Representative for Alaska At Large



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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2004
Length: 61 pages


Jun 12, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 25, 2003
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.

Nov 5, 2003
Passed House

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

Mar 30, 2004
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.

Jul 21, 2004
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.

Jul 22, 2004
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.

Aug 9, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2443 (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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