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Appropriations bill FY95, Transportation (Identified by CRS)
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Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995

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Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995

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Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995

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Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other purposes.


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Date
09/30/1994Became Public Law No: 103-331.
09/30/1994Signed by President.
09/30/1994Presented to President.
09/29/1994Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 89-11. Record Vote No: 312.(consideration: CR S13657)
09/28/1994Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by voice vote.(consideration: CR H9908-9918)
09/26/1994Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 103-752 filed. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order.(text of conference report: CR H9719-9761)
09/22/1994Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
07/21/1994Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 91-9. Record Vote No: 221.
07/14/1994Committee on Appropriations. Reported to Senate by Senator Lautenberg with amendments. With written report No. 103-310.
06/16/1994Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 363 - 59 (Roll no. 252).
06/13/1994Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Appropriations, H. Rept. 103-543, Part II.
06/09/1994The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 103-543, by Mr. Carr.
06/09/1994Introduced in House

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Date Chamber
09/30/1994Became Public Law No: 103-331.
09/30/1994Signed by President.
09/30/1994HousePresented to President.
09/29/1994SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/29/1994SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 89-11. Record Vote No: 312. (consideration: CR S13657)
09/29/1994SenateConference report considered in Senate.
09/28/1994SenateConference papers: Senate report and managers' statement and message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
09/28/1994-11:31amHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H9908-9918)
09/28/1994-11:31amHouseMotions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/28/1994-11:31amHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
09/28/1994-10:27amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report.
09/28/1994-10:27amHouseMr. Carr brought up conference report H. Rept. 103-752 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 553.
09/28/1994-10:27amHouseRule H. Res. 553 passed House.
09/27/1994-7:00pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 553 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 4556.
09/26/1994-11:59pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 103-752 filed. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order. (text of conference report: CR H9719-9761)
09/26/1994HouseMr. Durbin asked unanimous consent that managers on the part of the House have until midnight on Sept. 26 to file a conference report on H.R. 4556. Agreed to without objection.
09/22/1994-5:12pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Both Chambers
09/20/1994-1:39pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees: Carr, Durbin, Sabo, Price (NC), Coleman, Foglietta, Obey, Wolf, DeLay, Regula, and McDade.
09/20/1994-1:39pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/20/1994-1:39pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H9240)
09/20/1994-1:39pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
09/20/1994-12:50pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Wolf motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion require the managers on the part of the House to disagree to Senate amendment No. 89. The Senate version of the bill includes $40 million towards the federal share of a proposed $315 million renovation of a post office building across the street from Penn Station; under the proposal, the renovated building subsequently would be used as an Amtrak facility. The House position would provide for no funding for this project.
09/20/1994-12:49pmHouseMr. Wolf moved that the House instruct conferees.
09/20/1994-12:49pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H9232)
09/20/1994-12:48pmHouseMr. Carr asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference.
07/26/1994SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/21/1994SenateSenate insists on its amendments asks for a conference, appoints conferees Lautenberg; Byrd; Harkin; Sasser; Mikulski; D'Amato; Domenici; Hatfield; Specter. (consideration: CR S9378)
07/21/1994SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 91-9. Record Vote No: 221.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2340 Amendment SP 2340 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2340 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2340 Proposed by Senator D'Amato for Senator Murkowski. To prohibit the use of funds to implement recommendations of the Flight Service Modernization Program to close or reduce services in flight service stations in Alaska.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2340 proposed by Senator D'Amato for Senator Murkowski.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2339 Amendment SP 2339 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2339 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2339 Proposed by Senator Murkowski. Relating to restrictions on aircraft overflights and landings on certain lands in Alaska.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2339 proposed by Senator Murkowski.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2338 Amendment SP 2338 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2338 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2338 Proposed by Senator Lautenberg. To make Emergency Preparedness funds available for obligation to the Secretary of Transportation and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2338 proposed by Senator Lautenberg.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2337 Amendment SP 2337 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2337 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2337 Proposed by Senator Lautenberg. To make technical corrections.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2337 proposed by Senator Lautenberg.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2336 Amendment SP 2336 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2336 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2336 Proposed by Senator Lautenberg. To make eligible for funding the Eastport Port Authority facility at Estes Head in Eastport, Maine.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2336 proposed by Senator Lautenberg.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2335 Amendment SP 2335 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2335 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2335 Proposed by Senator Lautenberg for Senator Coats. To provide funds for a rail relocation project in Lafayette, Indiana.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2335 proposed by Senator Lautenberg for Senator Coats.
07/21/1994SenateMotion to recommit to Senate Committee on Appropriations tabled in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 72-28. Record Vote No: 220. (consideration: CR S9370-9371)
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2333 Motion to table SP 2333 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 63-37. Record Vote No: 219.
07/21/1994SenateMotion to table SP 2333 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 63-37. Record Vote No: 219.
07/21/1994SenateMotion to table the Committee amendment on page 30, line 9, not agreed to by Yea-Nay Vote. 23-77. Record Vote No: 218.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2334 Amendment SP 2334 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2334 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2334 Proposed by Senator Lautenberg for Senator Dorgan. To require and provide from existing funds, funds for a follow-up study to the Vision Waiver Study Program initiated by the Secretary of Transportation in fiscal year 1992.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2334 proposed by Senator Lautenberg for Senator Dorgan.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2333 Proposed by Senator McCain. Expressing the sense of the Senate that Highway Trust Funds should be allocated to the State under a fair and equitable allocation formula.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2333 proposed by Senator McCain.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2332 Amendment SP 2332 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2332 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2332 Proposed by Senator Grassley. To provide for the use of funds for the employment by the Inspector General of independent counsel at the Department of Transportation.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2332 proposed by Senator Grassley.
07/21/1994SenateProposed amendment SP 2331 withdrawn in Senate.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2331 Proposed amendment SP 2331 withdrawn in Senate.
07/21/1994SenateS.Amdt.2331 Proposed by Senator Leahy. To require air carriers and foreign air carriers to notify the Secretary of Transportation of the aircraft disinsection practices of foreign countries.
07/21/1994SenateAmendment SP 2331 proposed by Senator Leahy.
07/21/1994SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S9346-9378)
07/14/1994SenateCommittee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
07/14/1994SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 519.
07/14/1994SenateCommittee on Appropriations. Reported to Senate by Senator Lautenberg with amendments. With written report No. 103-310.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
07/13/1994SenateSubcommittee on Transportation. Approved for full committee consideration without amendment favorably.
Action By: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies
06/21/1994SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
06/16/1994-5:49pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 4556.
06/16/1994-5:49pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/16/1994-5:49pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 363 - 59 (Roll no. 252).
06/16/1994-5:24pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
06/16/1994-5:23pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
06/16/1994-5:23pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4556.
06/16/1994-5:23pmHouseOn motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
06/16/1994-5:23pmHouseMr. Carr moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
06/16/1994-5:20pmHouseH.Amdt.649 On agreeing to the Traficant amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/16/1994-5:17pmHouseH.Amdt.649 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Traficant.
06/16/1994-5:16pmHouseH.Amdt.648 On agreeing to the Hefley amendment (A008) Failed by recorded vote: 103 - 326 (Roll no. 251).
06/16/1994-4:40pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent request, previously agreed to, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 15 minutes of debate on the Hefley amendment.
06/16/1994-4:38pmHouseH.Amdt.648 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Hefley.
06/16/1994-4:37pmHouseORDER OF PROCEEDURE - Mr. Hefly asked unanimous consent that it be in order to consider an amendment to a title of the bill previously considered, and that time for debate on the amendment be limited to not to exceed 15 minutes, equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection.
06/16/1994-4:37pmHouseH.Amdt.647 On agreeing to the Borski amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/16/1994-4:34pmHouseH.Amdt.647 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Borski.
06/16/1994-4:30pmHouseMr. Moran raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Moran stated that the provisions contained in section 337 of the bill, relating to establishing an HOV-2 demonstration project on I-66 in Virginia, constituted legislation on an appropriations bill and was, therefore, in violation of clause 2, rule 21 of the Rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/16/1994-4:30pmHouseH.Amdt.646 On agreeing to the Kasich amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/16/1994-4:27pmHouseH.Amdt.646 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Kasich.
06/16/1994-4:24pmHouseH.Amdt.645 On agreeing to the Kasich amendment (A005) Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 192 (Roll no. 250).
06/16/1994-2:33pmHouseH.Amdt.645 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Kasich.
06/16/1994-2:33pmHouseH.Amdt.644 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/16/1994-2:17pmHouseH.Amdt.644 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Conyers.
06/16/1994-2:17pmHouseH.Amdt.643 On agreeing to the Penny amendment (A003) Failed by voice vote.
06/16/1994-1:51pmHouseH.Amdt.643 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Penny.
06/16/1994-1:50pmHouseH.Amdt.642 On agreeing to the Penny amendment (A002) Failed by voice vote.
06/16/1994-1:42pmHouseH.Amdt.642 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Penny.
06/16/1994-1:40pmHouseH.Amdt.641 On agreeing to the Penny amendment (A001) Failed by voice vote.
06/16/1994-1:23pmHouseH.Amdt.641 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Penny.
06/16/1994-12:19pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the previous unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
06/16/1994-12:19pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Rick Boucher to act as Chairman of the Committee.
06/16/1994-12:19pmHouseOn motion to resolve into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union Agreed to by voice vote.
06/16/1994-12:19pmHousePending the foregoing motion, Mr. Carr asked unanimous consent that the time for general debate on the measure be limited to not to exceed one hour, equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection.
06/16/1994-12:19pmHouseMr. Carr moved to resolve into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
06/16/1994-12:18pmHouseConsidered as privileged matter. (consideration: CR H4570-4617)
06/16/1994-12:18pmHouseRule H. Res. 454 passed House.
06/14/1994-5:14pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 454 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4556. That points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 2(l)(6) of rule XI or clause 7 of rule XXI are waived. During consideration of the bill, all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 or 6 of rule XXI are waived except as follows: beginning on page 53, line 9, through page 54, line 22. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments.
06/13/1994HouseSupplemental report filed by the Committee on Appropriations, H. Rept. 103-543, Part II.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
06/09/1994HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 300.
06/09/1994HouseThe House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 103-543, by Mr. Carr.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
06/09/1994HouseOrdered to be Reported.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
06/09/1994HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
05/25/1994HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation
05/25/1994HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Mark-up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation
05/25/1994HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Mark-up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation
04/28/1994HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation
02/23/1994HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation
02/23/1994HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Transportation.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
02/07/1994HouseReferred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

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House Appropriations02/07/1994 Referred to
06/09/1994 Markup by
06/09/1994 Reported original measure H.Rept 103-543 Part 2
H.Rept 103-543
06/13/1994 Reported by H.Rept 103-543 Part 2
H.Rept 103-543
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation02/23/1994 Referred to
04/28/1994 Hearings by
05/25/1994 Markup by
05/25/1994 Reported by
Senate Appropriations06/21/1994 Referred to
07/14/1994 Markup by
07/14/1994 Reported by S.Rept 103-310
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies07/13/1994 Markup by
07/13/1994 Reported by

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Department of Transportation

Title II: Related Agencies

Title III: General Provisions

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995 - Title I: Department of Transportation - Makes appropriations for FY 1995 for: (1) the Office of the Secretary of Transportation; (2) the Coast Guard; (3) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); (4) the Federal Highway Administration; (5) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; (6) the Federal Railroad Administration; (7) the Federal Transit Administration; (8) the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation; (9) the Research and Special Programs Administration; and (10) the Office of the Inspector General.

Title II: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1995 for: (1) the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board; (2) the National Transportation Safety Board; (3) the Interstate Commerce Commission; (4) the Panama Canal Commission; and (5) the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Title III: General Provisions - Sets forth specified prohibitions, limitations, permissions, and mandates with respect to the use of appropriations under this Act.

(Sec. 308) Prohibits the use of funds for the planning or implementation of any change in the current Federal status of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (except for further development planning that does not alter such status) or the Turner- Fairbank Highway Research Center. Limits employment at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center to no more than 550 full-time staff in FY 1995.

(Sec. 310) Requires the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to distribute, on a ratio-formulated basis, Federal-aid highway State obligation limits for FY 1995 for Federal-aid highways.

Prohibits any State from obligating more than 25 percent of its allocation for such projects during the first three months of FY 1995. Sets forth additional specified obligation limits for States during FY 1995.

(Sec. 311) Limits funds available for salaries and expenses to no more than 110 political appointees in the Department of Transportation. Prohibits the assignment of such personnel on temporary detail outside of the Department.

(Sec. 314) Prohibits the use of funds for the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee of the Department of Transportation.

(Sec. 314A) Authorizes appropriations to carry out a certain demonstration of highway construction in high priority corridors.

(Sec. 316) Prohibits the use of funds to establish a vessel traffic safety fairway less than five miles wide between the Santa Barbara Traffic Separation Scheme and the San Francisco Traffic Separation Scheme.

(Sec. 317) Authorizes airports to transfer, without consideration, to the FAA instrument landing systems which were purchased through a Federal airport aid or development program and which conform to FAA performance specifications.

(Sec. 318) Prohibits the use of funds to award multiyear contracts for production end items that include: (1) economic order quantity or long lead time material procurement in excess of $10 million in any one year of the contract; (2) a cancellation charge greater than $10 million which at the time of obligation has not been appropriated to the limits of the Government's liability; or (3) a requirement that permits performance under the contract without conditioning such performance upon the appropriation of funds.

(Sec. 320) Prohibits the use of funds to enforce provisions of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 requiring States to use recycled rubber in their asphalt pavement.

(Sec. 324) Makes a specified amount of funds for railroad-highway crossing projects available for projects to reduce rail-highway conflicts on M-59 near Pontiac, Michigan, and Bristol Road near Flint, Michigan (including amounts to improve Maple Road at Bishop Airport, Michigan). Provides funds for the rail relocation project in Lafayette, Indiana.

(Sec. 324A) Authorizes appropriations for a pilot project to demonstrate the effect of alternative highway designs on the scenic and historic qualities of a designated scenic byway.

(Sec. 325) Declares that funds provided by this Act shall not be available to any State, municipality, or subdivision that diverts revenue generated by a public airport in violation of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended.

(Sec. 327) Prohibits the use of funds to place speed limit or distance signs using the metric system on any State highway.

(Sec. 327A) Requires tolls collected for motor vehicles on any bridge connecting the boroughs of Brooklyn, New York, and Staten Island, New York, to continue to be collected from only those vehicles exiting from such bridge in Staten Island.

(Sec. 329) Prohibits the use of funds to compensate in excess of 335 technical staff years under the federally-funded research and development center contract between the FAA and the Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development in FY 1995.

(Sec. 329A) Authorizes the Secretary to enter into grants, cooperative agreements, and other transactions with any person, agency, or U.S. instrumentality, any State or local government, any educational institution, and any other entity in execution of the Technology Reinvestment Project authorized under the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 and related legislation.

(Sec. 332A) Directs the FAA to install a Terminal Doppler Weather Radar at Charlotte, North Carolina, in FY 1995. Requires such radar to be commissioned no later than December 31, 1995.

(Sec. 335) Amends the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to revise eligibility requirements for Federal assistance with respect to certain substitute highway and transit projects in Wisconsin.

(Sec. 336) Appropriates a specified sum for the Secretary of Transportation to enter into an agreement to make a line of credit available for a demonstration of public toll road construction in Orange County, California.

(Sec. 338) Expresses the sense of the Congress that, to the greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products purchased with funds under this Act should be American-made.

(Sec. 339) Amends Federal law to prohibit the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation from collecting a charge or toll from commercial vessels that use the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

(Sec. 343) Amends Federal transportation law to authorize appropriations for FY 1995 to carry out the National Driver Register Program.

(Sec. 346) Authorizes the Governor of Virginia to carry out a HOV- 2 demonstration project on a specified section of Interstate Highway 66 in Virginia.