H.R. 3183 (111th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

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 13, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 28, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 28, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-85


Ed Pastor

Representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2010
Length: 36 pages

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Full Title

Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.

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Jul 13, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 13, 2009
Reported by Committee

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Jul 17, 2009
Passed House

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

Jul 29, 2009
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.

Jul 29, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Oct 1, 2009
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.

Oct 15, 2009
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.

Oct 28, 2009
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.

Jul 15, 2009 3:36 p.m.
Agreed to 261/172
Jul 15, 2009 3:41 p.m.
Agreed to 362/69
Jul 15, 2009 3:46 p.m.
Agreed to 432/0
Jul 15, 2009 3:53 p.m.
Agreed to 429/4
Jul 15, 2009 3:58 p.m.
Agreed to 431/1
Jul 17, 2009 1:35 p.m.
Agreed to 424/0
Jul 17, 2009 1:39 p.m.
Agreed to 423/1
Jul 17, 2009 1:42 p.m.
Failed 167/259
Jul 17, 2009 1:45 p.m.
Failed 121/303
Jul 17, 2009 1:55 p.m.
Failed 102/318
Jul 17, 2009 1:58 p.m.
Failed 125/301
Jul 17, 2009 2:05 p.m.
Failed 111/316
Jul 17, 2009 2:07 p.m.
Failed 133/290
Jul 17, 2009 2:11 p.m.
Failed 128/299
Jul 17, 2009 2:14 p.m.
Failed 119/308
Jul 17, 2009 2:53 p.m.
Passed 320/97
Jul 29, 2009 11:28 a.m.
Motion Rejected 38/59
Jul 29, 2009 8:12 p.m.
Bill Passed 85/9
On the Conference Report
Oct 1, 2009 2:27 p.m.
Passed 308/114
Oct 14, 2009 11:51 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 79/17
On the Conference Report
Oct 15, 2009 2:14 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 80/17

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.

S. 1436 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 9, 2009

H.Res. 789 (rule)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 1, 2009

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