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Popular Titles

Federal Jobs Privatizing bill (Identified by CRS)
Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004

Short Titles as Enacted for portions of this bill
  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Act of 2003
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Land Exchange Act of 2003
  • Flathead and Kootenai National Forest Rehabilitation Act of 2003

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Act of 2003

Short Titles as Reported to House

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004

Short Titles as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Act of 2003

Short Titles as Introduced

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Act of 2003

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • Flathead and Kootenai National Forest Rehabilitation Act of 2003

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (10)

Date Actions Overview
11/10/2003Became Public Law No: 108-108. (TXT | PDF)
11/10/2003Signed by President.
11/05/2003Presented to President.
11/03/2003Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 87 - 2. Record Vote Number: 433.
10/30/2003Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 205 (Roll no. 595).(consideration: CR H10204-10205)
10/28/2003Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 108-330 filed.(text of conference report: CR H9898-9959)
09/23/2003Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR 9/25/2003 S12004-12022)
07/17/2003Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 268 - 152 (Roll no. 389).
07/10/2003The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 108-195, by Mr. Taylor (NC).
07/10/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (249)

Date Chamber All Actions
11/10/2003Became Public Law No: 108-108. (TXT | PDF)
11/10/2003Signed by President.
11/05/2003HousePresented to President.
11/03/2003SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 87 - 2. Record Vote Number: 433.
11/03/2003SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/03/2003SenateConference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S13784-13791)
10/30/2003SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
10/30/2003-8:37pmHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 205 (Roll no. 595). (consideration: CR H10204-10205)
10/30/2003-8:37pmHouseMotions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/30/2003-8:27pmHouseOn motion to recommit to conference committee Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 - 229 (Roll no. 594).
10/30/2003-8:05pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit to conference committee was ordered without objection.
10/30/2003-8:05pmHouseMr. Hinchey moved to recommit to the conference committee.
10/30/2003-8:05pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
10/30/2003-7:06pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report on H.R. 2691.
10/30/2003-7:04pmHouseMr. Taylor (NC) brought up conference report H. Rept. 108-330 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 418. (consideration: CR 10/31/2003 H10190-10205)
10/29/2003-12:35pmHouseRule H. Res. 418 passed House.
10/28/2003-8:30pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 418 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 2691 with 1 hour of general debate.
10/28/2003-6:11pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 108-330 filed. (text of conference report: CR H9898-9959)
10/01/2003-4:15pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees: Taylor (NC), Regula, Kolbe, Nethercutt, Wamp, Peterson (PA), Sherwood, Crenshaw, Young (FL), Dicks, Murtha, Moran (VA), Hinchey, Olver, and Obey.
10/01/2003-3:59pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/01/2003-3:59pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 259 - 165, 1 Present (Roll no. 527). (consideration: CR H9061, H9071-9072)
10/01/2003-12:25pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of debate on the Dicks motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Dicks objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the motion until later in the legislative day.
10/01/2003-12:24pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
10/01/2003-12:21pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Dicks motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2691.
10/01/2003-12:21pmHouseMr. Dicks moved that the House instruct conferees.
10/01/2003-12:20pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
10/01/2003-12:19pmHouseMr. Taylor (NC) moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
09/30/2003SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/23/2003SenateSenate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Burns; Stevens; Cochran; Domenici; Bennett; Gregg; Campbell; Brownback; Dorgan; Byrd; Leahy; Hollings; Reid; Feinstein; Mikulski.
09/23/2003SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text: CR 9/25/2003 S12004-12022)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1768 Amendment SA 1768 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1768 Amendment SA 1768 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11816; text: CR S11816) To provide funds to repay accounts from which funds were borrowed for wildfire suppression.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1736 Amendment SA 1736 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1736 Amendment SA 1736 proposed by Senator Dorgan for Senator Hollings. To authorize the acquisition of additional land for inclusion in the Congaree Swamp National Monument in the State of South Carolina.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1782 Amendment SA 1782 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1782 Amendment SA 1782 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11819) To make technical modification to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1781 Amendment SA 1781 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1781 Amendment SA 1781 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11819) To ensure that funds allocated to the Indian Health Service are not redirected to programs and projects that have not been fully justified in the agency's annual budget request and concurred in by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1749 Amendment SA 1749 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1749 Amendment SA 1749 proposed by Senator Dorgan for Senator Wyden. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11819) To exempt the rural business enterprise grants awarded to Oakridge, OR from the business size restrictions.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1780 Amendment SA 1780 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1780 Amendment SA 1780 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Snowe. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11819) To direct the Secretary of Energy to submit to Congress a report on the use of the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1733 Amendment SA 1733 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1743 Amendment SA 1743 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S11819)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1743 Amendment SA 1743 proposed by Senator Dorgan for Senator Leahy. (consideration: CR S11816-11819) To authorize the Secretary to use funds for the Blueberry Lake project.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1779 Amendment SA 1779 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1779 Amendment SA 1779 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11818-11819) To facilitate renewal of grazing permits.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1778 Amendment SA 1778 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1778 Amendment SA 1778 proposed by Senator Dorgan. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11818) To amend Sec. 301 of Title III of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 13211) to include neighborhood electric vehicles in the definition of alternative fuel vehicle.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1732 Amendment SA 1732 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S11818)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1737 Amendment SA 1737 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1737 Amendment SA 1737 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Ensign. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11818) To authorize the use of proceeds from land sales in the State of Nevada for Lake Tahoe restoration projects.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1777 Amendment SA 1777 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1777 Amendment SA 1777 proposed by Senator Dorgan. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11818) To amend Sec 301 of Title III of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 13211) to include neighborhood electric vehicles in the definition of alternative fueled vehicle.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1725 Amendment SA 1725 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent Vote. (text as modified: CR S11818)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1725 Amendment SA 1725 proposed by Senator Dorgan for Senator Feingold. (consideration: CR S11816-11819) To require the Secretary of the Interior to report to Congress on acquisitions made by the Department of the Interior of articles, materials, or supplies manufactured outside the United States.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1776 Amendment SA 1776 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1776 Amendment SA 1776 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Stevens. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11818) To modify a provision relating to applications for waivers of certain maintenance fees.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1775 Amendment SA 1775 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1775 Amendment SA 1775 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Stevens. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11818) To modify a provision relating to interim compensation payments for Glacier Bay, Alaska.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1774 Amendment SA 1774 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1774 Amendment SA 1774 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Craig. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11818) To facilitate renewal of grazing permits managed by the Bureau of Land Management's Jarbridge office.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1773 Amendment SA 1773 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1773 Amendment SA 1773 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11817-11818) To ensure the perpetual operation of water treatment centers at the Zortman/Landusky mine replacement site.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1772 Amendment SA 1772 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1772 Amendment SA 1772 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11817) To facilitate rehabilitation efforts on the Kootenia and Flathead National Forests.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1771 Amendment SA 1771 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1771 Amendment SA 1771 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Bennett. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11817) To provide authority for the Forest Service to sell certain excess facilities on the Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1770 Amendment SA 1770 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1770 Amendment SA 1770 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11817) To provide authority for the Forest Service to reimburse cooperators who assist with emergency response.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1769 Amendment SA 1769 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1769 Amendment SA 1769 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11816-11819; text: CR S11817) To cancel certain unobligated balances in the Department of the Interior's foreign currency account.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1766 Amendment SA 1766 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1766 Amendment SA 1766 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Talent. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To provide funding for the construction of a statue of Harry S Truman in Kansas City, Missouri, with an offset.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1765 Amendment SA 1765 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1765 Amendment SA 1765 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Campbell. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To provide funds for the Mesa Verda Cultural Center in the State of Colorado, with an offset.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1764 Amendment SA 1764 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1764 Amendment SA 1764 proposed by Senator Dorgan. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To include electric thermal storage technologyas a weaterization material under the Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings Act of 1976.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1726 Amendment SA 1726 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1726 Amendment SA 1726 proposed by Senator Dorgan for Senator Clinton. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To provide for a payment of $11,750 to the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, New York.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1763 Amendment SA 1763 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1763 Amendment SA 1763 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To provide certain funding for operating grants for Tribally Controlled Community Colleges, and for Information Resources Technology.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1728 Amendment SA 1728 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S11814)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1728 Amendment SA 1728 proposed by Senator Dorgan for Senator Landrieu. (consideration: CR S11813-11814) To set aside funds for the activities to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in the State of Louisiana.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1762 Amendment SA 1762 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1762 Amendment SA 1762 proposed by Senator Dorgan. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To provide funding for DES applications integration.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1761 Amendment SA 1761 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1761 Amendment SA 1761 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To provide funds for the development of certain technologies and research facilities.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1760 Amendment SA 1760 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1760 Amendment SA 1760 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Enzi. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To improve seismic monitoring and hazard assessment in the Jackson Hole-Yellowstone area of Wyoming.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1759 Amendment SA 1759 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1759 Amendment SA 1759 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Cochran. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To set aside funds for the Wildlife Enhancement and Economic Development Program in Starkville, Mississippi.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1752 Amendment SA 1752 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S11814)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1752 Amendment SA 1752 proposed by Senator Burns for Senator Nickles. (consideration: CR S11813-11814) To set aside funds for the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1758 Amendment SA 1758 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1758 Amendment SA 1758 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To provide funds to facilitate a land exchange between the State of Montana and the Lolo National Forest.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1757 Amendment SA 1757 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1757 Amendment SA 1757 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11813-11814; text: CR S11814) To provide funds for trail construction on the Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1739 Amendment SA 1739 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 362.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1750 Amendment SA 1750 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1750 Amendment SA 1750 proposed by Senator Leahy for Senator Levin. (consideration: CR S11808-11811; text: CR S11808) To ensure cost-effective procedures to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1731 Amendment SA 1731 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 51. Record Vote Number: 361.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1754 Amendment SA 1754 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay. 53 - 43. Record Vote Number: 360. (text as modified: CR S11807)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1753 Motion to table amendment SA 1753 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 44. Record Vote Number: 359.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1740 Amendment SA 1740 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 92 - 4. Record Vote Number: 358.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1754 Amendment SA 1754 proposed by Senator Voinovich.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1754 Amendment SA 1754 was modified to reflect a first degree amendment by Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1754 Amendment SA 1754 proposed by Senator Voinovich to Amendment SA 1731. (consideration: CR S11791-11795, S11807; text: S11791-11792) To substitute a requirement for an annual report on competitive sourcing activities on lists required under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998 that are performed for the Department of the Interior by Federal Government sources.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1753 Motion to table amendment SA 1753 made in Senate.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1753 Amendment SA 1753 proposed by Senator Boxer. (consideration: CR S11784-11788, S11805-11807; text: CR S11784) To strike section 333 relating to a special judicial appeals process for cases involving timber harvesting in the Tongass National Forest.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1734 Amendment SA 1734 ruled out of order by the chair.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1734 Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to amendment SA 1734 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 45. Record Vote Number: 356.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1734 Point of order under the Budget Act raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 1734.
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1731 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11780, S11788-11791, S11795-11804, S11807-11808)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1734 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11780-11781)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1739 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11780, S11811-11813)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1740 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11780, S11804-11805)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1733 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11780, S11816-11819; text: CR S11819)
09/23/2003SenateS.Amdt.1732 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11780, S11816-11819)
09/23/2003SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11780-11781, S11784-11826)
09/22/2003SenateS.Amdt.1740 Amendment SA 1740 proposed by Senator Bingaman. (consideration: CR S11733-11734; text: CR S11733) To ban commercial advertising on the National Mall.
09/22/2003SenateS.Amdt.1731 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11731)
09/22/2003SenateS.Amdt.1734 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11731, S11734-11735; text as modified: CR S11734; text as further modified: CR S11738-11739)
09/22/2003SenateS.Amdt.1739 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11731, S11734; text as modified: CR S11734; text as further modified: CR S11738-11739)
09/22/2003SenateS.Amdt.1733 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11731)
09/22/2003SenateS.Amdt.1732 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11731)
09/22/2003SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11731-11736, S11738-11739)
09/18/2003SenateS.Amdt.1739 Amendment SA 1739 proposed by Senator Daschle. (consideration: CR S11716-11720; text: CR S11716) To strike funding for implementation of the Department of the Interior's reorganization plan for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Special Trustee and to transfer the savings to the Indian Health Service.
09/18/2003SenateS.Amdt.1731 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11712)
09/18/2003SenateS.Amdt.1734 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11712)
09/18/2003SenateS.Amdt.1733 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11712)
09/18/2003SenateS.Amdt.1732 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11712)
09/18/2003SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S11712-11720)
09/17/2003SenateS.Amdt.1734 Amendment SA 1734 proposed by Senator Daschle. (consideration: CR S11629-11630; text: CR S11629) To provide additional funds for clinical services of the Indian Health Service, with an offset.
09/17/2003SenateS.Amdt.1733 Amendment SA 1733 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S11625-11629; text: CR S11625) To provide for the conveyance of land to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, for the construction of affordable housing for seniors.
09/17/2003SenateS.Amdt.1732 Amendment SA 1732 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S11625; text: CR S11625) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain land located in Nye County, Nevada.
09/17/2003SenateS.Amdt.1731 Amendment SA 1731 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S11624-11625; text: CR S11624) To prohibit the use of funds for initiating any new competitive sourcing studies.
09/17/2003SenateS.Amdt.1724 Amendment SA 1724 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/17/2003SenateS.Amdt.1724 Amendment SA 1724 proposed by Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S11605-11610) In the nature of a substitute.
09/17/2003SenateMeasure laid before Senate. (consideration: CR S11605-11610, S11624-11630)
07/21/2003SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 217.
07/17/2003-11:50pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/17/2003-11:50pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 268 - 152 (Roll no. 389).
07/17/2003-11:33pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
07/17/2003-11:32pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
07/17/2003-11:32pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2691.
07/17/2003-11:31pmHouseH.Amdt.271 On agreeing to the Udall (CO) amendment (A020) as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
07/17/2003-11:31pmHouseH.Amdt.275 On agreeing to the Taylor (NC) amendment (A024) Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 194 (Roll no. 388).
07/17/2003-11:22pmHouseH.Amdt.270 On agreeing to the Bereuter amendment (A019) Agreed to by recorded vote: 362 - 57 (Roll no. 387).
07/17/2003-11:15pmHouseH.Amdt.269 On agreeing to the Inslee amendment (A018) Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 234 (Roll no. 386).
07/17/2003-10:53pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
07/17/2003-10:53pmHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Taylor (NC) to Udall (CO) amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Udall (CO) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-10:22pmHouseH.Amdt.273 Mr. Taylor (NC) raised a point of order against the Matheson amendment (A022). The Chair sustained the point of order.
07/17/2003-10:18pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Matheson substitute amendment to the Udall (CO) amendment.
07/17/2003-10:16pmHouseH.Amdt.273 Substitute (A022) offered by Mr. Matheson to the Udall (CO) amendment (A020). (consideration: CR 7/18/2003 H7096-7097; text: CR 7/18/2003 H7096)
07/17/2003-10:04pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Taylor (NC) to the Udall (CO) amendment.
07/17/2003-10:03pmHouseH.Amdt.275 Amendment (A024) offered by Mr. Taylor (NC) to the Udall (CO) amendment (A020). (consideration: CR 7/18/2003 H7094-7096, H7102-7103; text: CR 7/18/2003 H7094-7095)
07/17/2003-9:58pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Udall (CO) amendment.
07/17/2003-9:57pmHouseH.Amdt.271 Amendment (A020) offered by Mr. Udall (CO). (consideration: CR 7/18/2003 H7094; text: CR 7/18/2003 H7094)
07/17/2003-9:57pmHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Bereuter amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Taylor (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-9:45pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Bereuter amendment.
07/17/2003-9:42pmHouseH.Amdt.270 Amendment (A019) offered by Mr. Bereuter. (consideration: CR 07/18/2003 H7092-7094, H7102; text: CR 7/18/2003 H7092)
07/17/2003-9:41pmHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Inslee amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Inslee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-8:43pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 50 minutes of debate on the Inslee amendment.
07/17/2003-8:43pmHouseH.Amdt.269 Amendment (A018) offered by Mr. Inslee. (consideration: CR H7082-7083, H7101-7102; text: H7082)
07/17/2003-8:38pmHouseH.Amdt.268 Mr. Taylor (NC) raised a point of order against the King (IA) amendment (A017). Mr. Taylor of North Carolina stated that the amendment sought to change existing law and constituted legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
07/17/2003-8:28pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment.
07/17/2003-8:26pmHouseH.Amdt.268 Amendment (A017) offered by Mr. King (IA). (consideration: CR H7079-7081; text: CR H7079)
07/17/2003-8:26pmHouseH.Amdt.267 By unanimous consent, the John amendment was withdrawn.
07/17/2003-8:24pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the John amendment.
07/17/2003-8:20pmHouseH.Amdt.267 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. John. (consideration: CR H7078-7079; text: CR H7078)
07/17/2003-8:18pmHouseH.Amdt.266 On agreeing to the Holt amendment (A015) Failed by recorded vote: 210 - 210 (Roll no. 385).
07/17/2003-8:09pmHouseH.Amdt.265 On agreeing to the Udall (NM) amendment (A014) Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 222 (Roll no. 384).
07/17/2003-8:00pmHouseH.Amdt.264 On agreeing to the Rahall amendment (A013) Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 220 (Roll no. 383).
07/17/2003-7:51pmHouseH.Amdt.263 On agreeing to the Gallegly amendment (A012) Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 255 (Roll no. 382).
07/17/2003-7:27pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
07/17/2003-7:27pmHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-6:32pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 50 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment.
07/17/2003-6:32pmHouseH.Amdt.266 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Holt. (consideration: CR H7069-7075, H7078; text: CR H7069)
07/17/2003-6:31pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Udall (NM) amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Udall (NM) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-5:34pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 50 minutes of debate on the Udall (NM) amendment.
07/17/2003-5:33pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
07/17/2003-5:33pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7062-7083, CR 7/18/2003 H7087-7105)
07/17/2003-5:33pmHouseH.Amdt.265 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Udall (NM). (consideration: CR H7062-7069, H7077-7078; text: CR H7062)
07/17/2003-2:29pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2691 as unfinished business.
07/17/2003-2:29pmHouseH.Amdt.262 On agreeing to the Shadegg amendment (A011) Failed by recorded vote: 128 - 298 (Roll no. 381).
07/17/2003-2:21pmHouseH.Amdt.261 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment (A010) Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 228 (Roll no. 380).
07/17/2003-2:14pmHouseH.Amdt.260 On agreeing to the Tancredo amendment (A009) Failed by recorded vote: 112 - 313 (Roll no. 379).
07/17/2003-2:07pmHouseH.Amdt.258 On agreeing to the Hefley amendment (A007) Failed by recorded vote: 81 - 341 (Roll no. 378).
07/17/2003-2:00pmHouseH.Amdt.256 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 241 (Roll no. 377).
07/17/2003-1:51pmHouseH.Amdt.254 On agreeing to the Slaughter amendment (A003) Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 - 200, 1 Present (Roll no. 376). (consideration: CR H7054-7055)
07/17/2003-1:30pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
07/17/2003-1:29pmHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Rahall amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rahall demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-1:09pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Rahall amendment.
07/17/2003-1:08pmHouseH.Amdt.264 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Rahall. (consideration: CR H7051-7054, H7076-7077; text: CR H7051)
07/17/2003-1:07pmHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Gallegly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gallegly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-12:51pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallegly amendment.
07/17/2003-12:51pmHouseH.Amdt.263 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Gallegly. (consideration: CR H7049-7051, H7076; text: CR H7049)
07/17/2003-12:50pmHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Shadegg amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Shadegg demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-12:41pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shadegg amendment.
07/17/2003-12:41pmHouseH.Amdt.262 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Shadegg. (consideration: CR H7048-7049, H7057-7058; text: CR H7048)
07/17/2003-12:39pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
07/17/2003-12:38pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7048-7058)
07/17/2003-12:31pmHouseORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Taylor of North Carolina asked unanimous consent to limit amendments in the Committee of the Whole to the following amendments: Pro forma amendments offered by the chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate; Amendments printed in the Congressional Record numbered 2, 9, 6, 15, 16, 4, 12, and 1; A substitute amendment by Mr. Matheson to the amendment numbered 1; An amendment by Mr. Taylor of North Carolina to the amendment numbered 1; An amendment by Mr. Gallegly regarding bear feeding; An amendment by Mr. Inslee regarding Forest Service regulations on roadless areas; An amendment by Mr. Shadegg regarding Forest Service land acquisition.
07/17/2003-12:31pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2691 as unfinished business.
07/17/2003-12:30pmHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-11:54amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment.
07/17/2003-11:52amHouseH.Amdt.261 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Blumenauer. (consideration: CR H7043-7047, H7057; text: CR H7043)
07/17/2003-11:52amHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Tancredo amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tancredo demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-11:46amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tancredo amendment.
07/17/2003-11:44amHouseH.Amdt.260 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Tancredo. (consideration: CR H7042-7043, H7056-7057; text: CR H7042)
07/17/2003-11:44amHouseH.Amdt.259 By unanimous consent, the Manzullo amendment was withdrawn.
07/17/2003-11:41amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Manzullo amendment under the five-minute rule.
07/17/2003-11:40amHouseH.Amdt.259 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Manzullo. (consideration: CR H7041-7042; text: CR H7041)
07/17/2003-11:40amHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Hefley amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hefley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-11:33amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hefley amendment.
07/17/2003-11:29amHouseH.Amdt.258 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Hefley. (consideration: CR H7040-7041, H7055-7056; text: CR H7040)
07/17/2003-11:16amHouseH.Amdt.257 By unanimous consent, the Sessions amendment was withdrawn.
07/17/2003-11:14amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sessions amendment under the five-minute rule.
07/17/2003-11:13amHouseH.Amdt.257 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Sessions. (consideration: CR H7037-7038; text: CR H7037)
07/17/2003-11:10amHousePOSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/17/2003-10:45amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment.
07/17/2003-10:42amHouseH.Amdt.256 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. DeFazio. (consideration: CR H7033-7036, H7055; text: CR H7033)
07/17/2003-10:33amHouseH.Amdt.255 On agreeing to the Sanders amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/17/2003-10:30amHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sanders amendment under the five-minute rule.
07/17/2003-10:29amHouseH.Amdt.255 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Sanders. (consideration: CR H7027-7028; text: CR H7027)
07/17/2003-10:18amHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
07/17/2003-10:18amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7025-7047; text of Title II as reported in House: CR H7026-7027, H7028-7030; text of Title III as reported in House: CR H7031-7033, H7036-7037)
07/16/2003-7:44pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2691 as unfinished business.
07/16/2003-7:41pmHousePROCEEDINGS POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the Slaughter amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Taylor of North Carolina demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the adoption of the amendment until a later time.
07/16/2003-6:59pmHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Slaughter amendment under the five-minute rule.
07/16/2003-6:58pmHouseH.Amdt.254 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Slaughter. (consideration: CR H6976-6983; text: CR H6976)
07/16/2003-6:57pmHouseH.Amdt.253 On agreeing to the Diaz-Balart, M. amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/16/2003-6:46pmHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Diaz-Balart amendment under the five-minute rule.
07/16/2003-6:46pmHouseH.Amdt.253 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Diaz-Balart, M.. (consideration: CR H6974-6976; text: CR H6974)
07/16/2003-6:38pmHouseMr. Pombo raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Pombo stated that section 137 of the bill sought to impose new duties and as such, constituted legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
07/16/2003-6:36pmHouseMr. Pombo raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Pombo stated that section 139 of the bill sought to change existing law and constituted legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
07/16/2003-6:35pmHouseH.Amdt.252 Mr. Taylor (NC) raised a point of order against the Obey amendments (A001). Mr. Taylor stated that the amendment sought to change existing law and constituted legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
07/16/2003-6:33pmHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Obey amendments en bloc under the five-minute rule.
07/16/2003-6:33pmHouseH.Amdt.252 Amendments (A001) offered by Mr. Obey. (consideration: CR H6963; text: CR H6963)
07/16/2003-5:27pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2691.
07/16/2003-5:26pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Steven C. LaTourette to act as Chairman of the Committee.
07/16/2003-5:26pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 319 and Rule XXIII.
07/16/2003-5:26pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2691 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments.
07/16/2003-5:26pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 319. (consideration: CR H6950-6984; text of Title I as reported in House: CR H6962-6963, H6964-6973; text of Title II as reported in House: CR H6973, H6983-6984)
07/16/2003-5:00pmHouseRule H. Res. 319 passed House.
07/15/2003-7:33pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 319 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2691 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments.
07/10/2003HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 100.
07/10/2003HouseThe House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 108-195, by Mr. Taylor (NC).

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Public Law No: 108-108 (11/10/2003)

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004 - Makes appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for FY 2004.

Title I: Department of the Interior - Makes appropriations for FY 2004 to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for: (1) land and resource management; (2) wildland fire management (including funds to repay prior year advances from other appropriations for wildfire suppression and emergency rehabilitation activities); (3) remedial action of hazardous waste substances; (4) construction; (5) land acquisition; (6) Oregon and California grant lands; (7) range improvements; (8) service charges, deposits, and forfeitures with respect to public lands; and (9) miscellaneous trust funds.

Appropriates funds for FY 2004 to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for: (1) resource management; (2) construction; (3) land acquisition; (4) the establishment of a Landowner Incentive Program that provides assistance to private landowners for private conservation efforts; (5) the establishment of a Private Stewardship Grants Program; (6) expenses related to carrying out the Endangered Species Act of 1973; (7) the National Wildlife Refuge Fund; (8) expenses related to carrying out the North American Wetlands Conservation Act; (9) financial assistance for projects to promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds; (10) expenses related to carrying out the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, and the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000; and (11) wildlife conservation grants to States, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Indian tribes.

Makes appropriations for FY 2004 to the National Park Service (NPS) for: (1) the National Park System; (2) the U.S. Park Police; (3) expenses for national recreation and preservation programs; (4) expenses to carry out the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978; (5) expenses related to carrying out the Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996; (6) construction; and (7) land acquisition and State assistance from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Prohibits the use of any funds for planning, design, or construction of any underground security screening or visitor contact facility at the Washington Monument until such facility has been approved by the congressional appropriations committees.

Makes appropriations for FY 2004 to: (1) the U.S. Geological Survey for surveys, investigations, and research; (2) the Minerals Management Service for royalty and offshore minerals management and oil spill research; (3) the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for regulation and technology and the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund; (4) the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for operation of Indian programs, construction, Indian land and water claim settlements and miscellaneous payments to Indians, and Indian guaranteed loans; (5) assist U.S. territories and to carry out the Compacts of Free Association with respect to Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau; (6) the Department of the Interior for departmental management; (7) payments in lieu of taxes to local governments; (8) the Offices of the Solicitor and of the Inspector General; (9) trust programs for Indians; (10) a program for consolidation of fractional interests in Indian lands by direct expenditure or cooperative agreement; and (11) the Department of the Interior for natural resource damage assessment and restoration.

Extends the period for the enactment of legislation approving the agreements between the United States, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia regarding certain Federal grants and payments pursuant to the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to report to Congress on the amount of acquisitions of articles, materials, or supplies purchased by the Department of the Interior that were manufactured outside the United States, including an itemized list of all waivers under the Buy American Act.

Earmarks funds for the acquisition of a departmental financial and business management system.

Limits the amount of funds available under the heading of Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, Federal trust programs to be available for records collection and indexing, imaging and coding, accounting for per capita and judgment accounts, accounting for tribal accounts, reviewing and distributing funds from special deposit accounts, and program management of the Office of Historical Trust Accounting, including litigation support. States that nothing in the American Indian Trust Management Reform Act of 1994 nor in any other statute and no principle of common law shall be construed to require the Department of the Interior to commence or continue historical accounting activities with respect to the Individual Indian Money Trust until Congress amends such Act to delineate the specific historical accounting obligations of the Interior Department with respect to the Trust or December 31, 2004, whichever occurs first.

Sets forth authorized and prohibited uses of specified funds.

(Sec. 112) Declares that appropriations made in this Act under the headings Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Special Trustee for American Indians and any unobligated balances under the same headings shall be available for expenditure or transfer for Indian trust management and reform activities, except that total funding for historical accounting activities shall not exceed amounts specifically designated for such purpose in this Act.

(Sec. 132) Prohibits any funds appropriated for the Department of the Interior by this Act or any other Act from being used to study or implement any plan to drain Lake Powell or reduce the water level of the lake below the range of water levels required for the operation of the Glen Canyon Dam.

(Sec. 135) Designates Congaree Swamp National Monument as Congaree National Park.

(Sec. 138) Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Land Exchange Act of 2003 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to exchange the Ravensford tract, currently in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, for the Yellow Face tract adjacent to the Waterrock Knob Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Requires the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to deed the Yellow Face tract to the United States. Declares the Ravensford tract, upon completion of the exchange, to be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Eastern Band as part of the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Prohibits gaming on the Ravensford tract.

(Sec. 140) Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Act of 2003 - Establishes the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in North Carolina, to be managed by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership.

(Sec. 145) Bars the use of Federal funds to permit the use of the National Mall for a special event unless the permit expressly prohibits the erection, placement, or use of structures and signs bearing commercial advertising. Authorizes the Secretary to allow for recognition of sponsors of special events.

(Sec. 149) Provides for the issuance of permits for the importation of polar bear parts, other than internal organs, taken in sports hunts in Canada before February 18, 1997 (currently, April 30, 1994).

(Sec. 150) Directs NPS to issue a special regulation concerning continued hunting at New River Gorge National River.

Title II: Related Agencies - Makes FY 2004 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service for: (1) forest and rangeland research; (2) State and private forestry; (3) the National Forest System (NFS); (4) wildland fire management (including funds to repay prior year advances from other appropriations for wildfire suppression and emergency rehabilitation activities); (5) capital improvement and maintenance; (6) land acquisitions, including specified National Forest areas in Utah, Nevada, and California; (7) range rehabilitation protection, and improvement; (8) gifts, donations, and bequests for forest and rangeland research; and (9) Federal land management in Alaska.

Defers funds made available in prior years for clean coal technology from being used until October 1, 2004, subject to a specified condition. Makes appropriations for the Department of Energy for: (1) fossil energy research and development that includes acquisition of real property, plants or facilities, technological investigations and research targeting mineral substances, and a Clean Coal Power Initiative; (2) naval petroleum and oil shale reserve activities; (3) installment payments pertaining to the Elk Hills School Lands Fund; (4) implementation of energy conservation activities; (5) implementation of activities of the Office of Hearings and Appeals, and of the Energy Information Administration; and (6) the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.

Specifies that, unless specifically provided for in an appropriations Act, funds made available to the Department of Energy under this Act may not be used to: (1) finance or implement authorized price support or loan guarantee programs; or (2) issue or process procurement documents for various enterprises.

Makes appropriations for FY 2004 to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Indian Health Service (IHS) and Indian health facilities.

Makes appropriations for FY 2004 to: (1) the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation; and (2) the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development (including to assist with the Institute's efforts to develop a Continuing Education Lifelong Learning Center).

Makes appropriations in specified amounts for various purposes to: (1) the Smithsonian Institution (earmarking certain funds for the National Museum of the American Indian, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and other specified programs); (2) the National Gallery of Art; (3) the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; (4) the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; (5) the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); (6) the National Endowment for the Humanities; (7) the Challenge America Arts Fund for Challenge America Grants for arts education and public outreach activities to be administered by the NEA; (8) the Commission of Fine Arts; (9) the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; (10) the National Capital Planning Commission; (11) the United States Holocaust Memorial Council for the Holocaust Memorial Museum; and (12) the Presidio Trust Fund.

Title III: General Provisions - Sets forth limitations on the use of funds under this Act.

(Sec. 305) Prohibits any assessments from being levied against any program, budget activity, subactivity, or project funded by this Act unless the congressional appropriations committees are notified of and approve those assessments.

(Sec. 324) Permits the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to make reciprocal agreements in which the individuals furnished by an agreement to provide wildfire services are considered, for tort liability, employees of the country receiving the services when the individuals are engaged in fire suppression. Prohibits the Secretaries from making any agreement in which a foreign country does not assume any and all responsibility for acts or omissions of American firefighters who are firefighting in such foreign country.

(Sec. 330) Allows the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior, in awarding a Federal contract for any of specified purposes with funds made available by this Act, to give consideration to local contractors who are from economically disadvantaged rural communities and who provide employment and training for dislocated and displaced workers in such communities. Allows the Secretaries to award grants or cooperative agreements in certain areas to various entities, including local non-profits and the Youth Conservation Corps. Includes in such areas habitat restoration or management and forest hazardous fuels reduction.

(Sec. 332) Extends the recreational fee demonstration program to December 31, 2005.

(Sec. 338) Sets forth procedures regarding the process of any application for judicial review of a Record of Decision for any timber sale in Region 10 of the Forest Service that had a notice of intent prepared on or before January 1, 2003.

(Sec. 339) Allows the Secretary of Agriculture, under specified conditions, to cancel a maximum of 70 contracts for the sale of timber awarded between October 1, 1995, and January 1, 2002, on the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Makes timber included in a canceled contract available for resale by such Secretary.

(Sec. 340) Requires amounts requested to perform competitive sourcing studies (studies on subjecting work performed by Federal employees or private contractors to public-private competition or on converting such employees or their work to private contractor performance) for programs, projects, and activities of the Department of the Interior, Forest Service, and Department of Energy to be set forth separately from other amounts requested in each budget submitted by the President to Congress beginning with FY 2005. Requires each Secretary concerned (Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, or Secretary of Energy), beginning December 31, 2003, to submit annual reports to the congressional appropriations committees on the competitive sourcing studies conducted. Directs such Secretaries to submit competitive sourcing proposals to such congressional committees for FY 2004. Limits the amounts that may be used to initiate or continue competitive sourcing studies in FY 2004 until the Secretary concerned submits a reprogramming proposal to the congressional appropriations committees and such proposal has been processed consistent with the FY 2004 reprogramming guidelines.

Bars any funds made available in this or any other Act from being used to covert to contractor performance an activity or function performed by more than ten Federal employees, unless: (1) the conversion is based on public-private competition that includes a more efficient and cost effective organization plan; and (2) the Competitive Sourcing Official determines that the cost of performance by a contractor would be less costly to the Government by the lesser of ten percent or $10 million. Excludes specified commercial and industrial type functions from such prohibition.

(Sec. 343) Requires that: (1) estimated overhead charges, deductions, reserves, or holdbacks from programs, projects, and activities to support government-wide, departmental, agency, or bureau administrative functions or headquarters, regional or central office operations be presented in annual budget justifications; and (2) changes to such estimates be presented to the congressional appropriations committees for approval.

(Sec. 344) Rescinds an amount equal to 0.646 percent of the budget authority provided: (1) for any discretionary account in this Act; and (2) in any advance appropriation for FY 2004 for any discretionary account in the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations, Act 2003. Requires any rescission to be applied proportionately to each discretionary account and item of budget authority and, within each such account and item, to each program, project, and activity.

Title IV: The Flathead and Kootenai National Forest Rehabilitation Act - Flathead and Kootenai National Forest Rehabilitation Act of 2003 - (Sec. 403) Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary) to conduct projects that are necessary to rehabilitate and restore, and to conduct salvage harvests on, National Forest System lands in the North Fork drainage on the Flathead National Forest. Prohibits the Secretary, if an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement is required for a project, from being required to study, develop, or describe any alternative to the proposed agency action in the assessment or statement. Instructs the Secretary to facilitate collaboration among the State of Montana, local governments, Indian tribes, and interested persons during the preparation of each project in a manner consistent with the Implementation Plan for the ten-year Comprehensive Strategy of a Collaborative Approach for Reducing Wildland Fire Risks to Communities and the Environment (May 2002).

(Sec. 405) Directs the Secretary to establish a multiparty monitoring group to monitor the performance and effectiveness of projects. Requires such Group to report to the Secretary annually on the progress of the projects in rehabilitating and restoring the North Fork drainage.

(Sec. 406) Terminates the Secretary's authority to issue decisions to carry out projects five years after the date of enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 407) Directs the Secretary to: (1) publish new information regarding forest-wide estimates of old growth from the administrative record in the case of Ecology Center v. Castenada for public comment for a 30-day period; and (2) review any comments received during the comment period and decide whether to modify the records of decision for the Pinkham, White Pine, Kelsey-Beaver, Gold/Boulder/Sullivan, and Pink Stone projects on Kootenai National Forest. States that such records shall not be deemed arbitrary and capricious under applicable law as long as each project area retains ten percent designated old growth below 5,500 feet elevation in third order watersheds.