S. 1382 (108th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2004

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).

Jul 9, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Enacted as H.R. 2658 (companion bill)

Ted Stevens

Senator from Alaska



Read Text »
Last Updated: Jul 9, 2003
Length: 121 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 2658 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Sep 30, 2003

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

Read CRS Summary >


Jul 9, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 9, 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.

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

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


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

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 2658 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 30, 2003

Search for similar bills.

Links & tools

Primary Source


Congress.gov is updated generally one day after events occur. Legislative activity since the last update may not be reflected on GovTrack. Data via congress project.


Click a format for a citation suggestion: