H.R. 5384 (109th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007

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).

May 12, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 23, 2006 but was never passed by the Senate.


Henry Bonilla

Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2006
Length: 202 pages

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Full Title

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.

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May 12, 2006

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May 12, 2006
Reported by Committee

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May 23, 2006
Passed House

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Jun 22, 2006
Text Published

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

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May 23, 2006 5:17 p.m.
Agreed to 234/184
May 23, 2006 5:26 p.m.
Agreed to 345/76
May 23, 2006 6:02 p.m.
Failed 135/281
May 23, 2006 6:11 p.m.
Failed 185/235
May 23, 2006 8:46 p.m.
Agreed to 266/153
May 23, 2006 9:17 p.m.
Passed 378/46

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H.Res. 830 (Related)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5384) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 23, 2006

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