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H.R. 2862 (109th): Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006

An Act making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and related agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes.

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, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Sponsor and status

Frank Wolf

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2005
Length: 60 pages
Jun 10, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 22, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 22, 2005.

Pub.L. 109-108


Jun 10, 2005

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Jun 10, 2005
Ordered Reported

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Jun 16, 2005
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jun 23, 2005
Text Published

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

Sep 15, 2005
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 15, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Sep 20, 2005
Text Published

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

Nov 9, 2005
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

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 16, 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 22, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2862 (109th) 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 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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