H.R. 5042 (108th): To amend the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944 to ensure that the dependents of employees of the Forest Service stationed in Puerto Rico receive a high-quality elementary and secondary education.


Sep 9, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 5, 2004 but was never passed by the Senate.


Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá

Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2004
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About the bill

Summary (CRS)

Amends the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944 to make Forest Service appropriations available to cover the cost of primary and secondary schooling (which may include transportation costs) of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 9, 2004

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 23, 2004
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.

Oct 5, 2004
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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5042”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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