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H.R. 8947 (93rd): Public Works for Water and Power Development and Atomic Energy Commission Appropriation Act

A bill making appropriations for public works for water and power development, including the Corps of Engineers--Civil, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Bonneville Power Administration and other power agencies of the Department of the Interior, the Appalachian regional development programs, the Federal Power Commission, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Atomic Energy Commission, and related independent agencies and commissions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, 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

Jun 25, 1973
93rd Congress (1973–1974)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 16, 1973

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 16, 1973.

Pub.L. 93-97

Joseph Evins

Representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 16, 1973



Jun 25, 1973

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Jun 28, 1973
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jul 23, 1973
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.

Aug 16, 1973
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Aug 16, 1973
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 8947 (93rd) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 8947. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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