H.R. 2744 (109th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006

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).

Jun 3, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 10, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 10, 2005.


Pub.L. 109-97


Henry Bonilla

Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 4, 2005
Length: 48 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes.

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Jun 2, 2005
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.

Jun 3, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 8, 2005
Passed House

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

Jun 27, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Sep 22, 2005
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.

Sep 22, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Sep 24, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Oct 28, 2005
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.

Nov 3, 2005
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.

Nov 10, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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.

Jun 8, 2005 5:26 p.m.
Agreed to 226/201
Jun 8, 2005 5:35 p.m.
Failed 187/240
Jun 8, 2005 5:45 p.m.
Agreed to 218/210
Jun 8, 2005 5:55 p.m.
Agreed to 269/158
Jun 8, 2005 8:06 p.m.
Passed 408/18
Sep 22, 2005 10:08 a.m.
Bill Passed 97/2
On the Conference Report
Oct 28, 2005 11:34 a.m.
Passed 318/63
On the Conference Report
Nov 3, 2005 9:22 a.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 81/18

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.

H.Res. 520 (Related)
Waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2744) ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 28, 2005

H.Res. 303 (Related)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2744) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 8, 2005

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