H.R. 3093 (110th): Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

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).
Introduced:

Jul 19, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on October 16, 2007 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.

Sponsor:

Alan Mollohan

Representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2007
Length: 161 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

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History

Jul 19, 2007
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 19, 2007
 
Reported by Committee

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Jul 26, 2007
 
Passed House

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

Oct 16, 2007
 
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.

Oct 16, 2007
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Oct 19, 2007
 
Text Published

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

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