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Fiscal Year 2003



This page points to items of interest concerning the Department of the Interior's budget. You may track the progress of this budget request through the Congressional appropriations process from this page.


Formulation

  • The Department of the Interior "Budget in Brief" highlights and describes details of the fiscal year 2003 request.

    Note: This document is presented as several separate PDF-formatted files. To view these files requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader® loaded on your computer. For a printed copy of the "Highlights" contact Office of Budget at 202-208-5308.

  • FY 2003 President's Budget home page - Appendix for the Department of the Interior.


Hearings

  • Secretary of the Interior, Gale A. Norton, Statement Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies, June 13th 2002.


Bills


 The Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

House Action: (HR 5093)

  • Passed by the House Committee. Passed the House Committee on July 9, 2002.

  • Reported by the House Committee. House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure H. Rept. 107-564 on July 11, 2002.

  • Passed by the House. Passed by the House by a vote of 377 to 46 on July 17, 2002.

  • Received in the Senate. Received in the Senate on July 18, 2002, read twice and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders.

Senate Action: (S 2708)

  • Passed by the Senate Committee. Passed the Senate Committee by a vote of 29-0 on June 27, 2002.
    Senate Committee on Appropriations. Press Release for the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

  • Reported by the Senate Committee. Senate Committee on Appropriations. Original measure Report No. 107-201 on June 28, 2002.

  • Senate Action. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar on June 28, 2002.

  • For further action see HR 5093

Bill Summary and Status. for HR 5093 and S 2708.



The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

House Action: (HR 5431)

  • Passed by the House Committee. Passed the House Committee on September 5, 2002.

  • Reported by the House Committee. House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 107-681 on September 24, 2002.

  • House Action. Place on the Union Calendar on September 24, 2002.

Senate Action: (S 2784)

  • Passed by the Senate Committee. Passed the Senate Committee on July 24, 2002.

  • Reported by the Senate Committee. Senate Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, Report No. 107-220 on July 24, 2002.

  • Senate Action. Place on Senate Legislative Calendar on July 24,2002.

Bill Summary and Status for HR 5431 and S 2784.



Continuing Resolution

Congressional Action:

  • Continuing Resolution 1: (H.J. Res 111)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a vote of 370 to 1, on September 26, 2002
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent on September 26, 2002.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 107-229 on September 30, 2002. (Enrolled Version in PDF Format)
  • OMB Action. OMB Bulletin No. 02-06 dated September 30, 2002. - Subject: Appointment of the Continuing Resolution(s) for Fiscal Year 2003.

  • Continuing Resolution 2: (H.J. Res 112)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a vote of 404 to 7, on October 3, 2002
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent on October 3, 2002.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 107-235 on October 4, 2002. (Enrolled Version in PDF Format)

  • Continuing Resolution 3: (H.J. Res 120)
  • House Action. Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations on October 9, 2002
  • Senate Action. No Senate Action
  • Executive Action. No Executive Action

  • Continuing Resolution 4: (H.J. Res 121)
  • House Action. Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations on October 10, 2002
  • Senate Action. No Senate Action
  • Executive Action. No Executive Action

  • Continuing Resolution 5: (H.J. Res 122)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a vote of 272 to 144, on October 10, 2002
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent on October 11, 2002.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 107-240 on October 11, 2002. (Enrolled Version in PDF Format)

  • Continuing Resolution 6: (H.J. Res 123)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a vote of 228 to 172, on October 16, 2002
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent on October 16, 2002.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 107-244 on October 18, 2002. (Enrolled Version in PDF Format)

  • Continuing Resolution 7: (H.J. Res 124)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a vote of 270 to 143, on November 13, 2002
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by a vote of 92 to 2 on November 19 2002.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 107-294 on November 23, 2002. (Enrolled Version in PDF Format)

  • Continuing Resolution 8: (H.J. Res 1)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a voice vote, on January 8, 2003.
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent on January 9, 2003.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 108-2 on January 10, 2003. (Enrolled Version in PDF Format)

  • Continuing Resolution 9: (H.J. Res 2)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a voice vote, on January 8, 2003.
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by with an amendment (S.Amdt. 1) by a vote of 69 to 29 on January 23, 2003.
  • Omnibus Appropriations
  • Omnibus Action. Conference report H. Rept. 108-10 filed on February 13, 2003.
  • Omnibus Action. House agreed to Conference report by a vote of 338 to 83 on February 13, 2003
  • Omnibus Action. Senate agreed to Conference report by a vote of 76 to 20 on February 13, 2003
  • Omnibus Action. Cleared for the White House on February 13, 2003
  • Omnibus Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 108-7 on February 20, 2003. (Enrolled Version in PDF Format)

  • Continuing Resolution 10: (H.J. Res 13)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a voice vote, on January 28, 2003.
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent on January 29, 2002.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 108-4 on January 31, 2003. (Enrolled Version in PDF Format)

  • Continuing Resolution 11: (H.J. Res 17)
  • House Action. Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations
  • Senate Action. No Senate Action
  • Executive Action. No Executive Action

  • Continuing Resolution 12: (H.J. Res 12)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a voice vote, on February 5, 2003.
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent on February 5, 2003
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 108-5 on January 31, 2003. (Enrolled Version in PDF Format)



Summary Information

  • (PDF Version) - Summary: The Fiscal Year 2003 Omnibus Appropriations Act for Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill Programs.
    The House of Representatives and the Senate adopted the Conference report on the Fiscal Year 2003 Omnibus Appropriations bill on February 13, 2003, clearing the measure for the President. The House acted by a vote of 338 to 83; Senate by a vote of 76 to 20.

    For the Department of the Interior, the Omnibus bill provides $10.4 billion in current appropriations. This amount is reduced to $10.3 billion by a 0.65% across-the-board reduction. The Omnibus bill also provides $189.0 million to repay funds borrowed from land acquisition and construction accounts in 2002 for fire suppression, emergency stabilization and rehabilitation needs. The repayment amount is not subject to the across-the-board reduction.

  • (PDF Version) - Summary: The Fiscal Year 2003 Omnibus Appropriations Act for Department of the Interior Programs.
    The House of Representatives and the Senate adopted the Conference report on the Fiscal Year 2003 Omnibus Appropriations bill on February 13, 2003, clearing the measure for the President. The House acted by a vote of 338 to 83; Senate by a vote of 76 to 20. The President signed the bill into law on February 20, 2003. 

    For the Department of the Interior, the Omnibus appropriations act (P.L. 108-7) provides $10.3 billion in current appropriations (based on across-the-board reduction). This amount was reduced from $10.4 billion by the 0.65% across-the-board reduction. The Omnibus act also provides $189.0 million to repay funds borrowed from land acquisition and construction accounts in 2002 for fire suppression, emergency stabilization, and rehabilitation needs. The repayment amount is not subject to the across-the-board reduction.

  • (PDF Version) - Summary: House and Senate Action on the Fiscal Year 2003 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill - Updated For House Floor Action.
    The full House completed work on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 Appropriations Bill for Interior and Related Agencies on July 17, 2002. The President's budget request for discretionary appropriations in the Interior bill totaled $9.45 billion. The House bill provides $9.95 billion for Interior programs; the Senate bill provides $9.63 billion.

  • (HTML Version) - Summary: FY 2003 Appropriations Action Interior and Related Agencies.
    The House Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee reported the 2003 Interior Appropriations bill yesterday morning. The bill will be taken up by the full House Appropriations Committee after the 4th of July recess. The Subcommittee mark for the Department is $9.72 billion. This is $223 million above 2002 and $268 million above the 2003 President's budget.

  • (HTML Version) - Summary: FY 2003 Appropriations Senate Action Interior and Related Agencies.
    The Senate has been considering the 2003 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on and off since September 4. It will resume consideration of the bill Tuesday morning. Here's what has happened so far.

    The Senate adopted a Daschle emergency drought relief amendment. The amendment provides for emergency financial assistance by the USDA Commodity Credit Corporation for crop and livestock losses. The estimated cost of the assistance is $5.9 billion. The amendment includes directed scoring that scores the cost against the Agriculture Committee, not the Appropriations Committee. A motion to waive the Budget Act, thus preventing a point of order against the amendment, was agreed to 79 to 16.


Supplemental Appropriation Acts and Budget Execution

Summary: Emergency Wartime Supplemental (P.L. 108-11)
This FY 2003 supplemental appropriations act includes the following provisions related to the Department of the Interior:

  • $25 million is appropriated for the Bureau of Reclamation for facility hardening, vulnerability assessments, and guards and law enforcement.

  • $9 million is appropriated for the National Park Service to increase 2003 repair and rehabilitation funding to the level envisioned in the Conference Report on the 2003 Interior Appropriations bill.

  • Bill language directs that funds previously appropriated for replacement of the Ojibwa Indian School in North Dakota be made available to obligation within 30 days.

  • A technical correction to the 2003 appropriation for the FWS State and Tribal Wildlife grants program makes clear that the amount for tribal grants is $5 million.

  • The act also includes a clarifying amendment to the provisions of section 328 of the 2003 Interior Appropriations Act pertaining to processing of grazing permits by the Forest Service.

The act does not include a Senate-passed provision requiring the Secretary to report on BLM's processing of a 983 acre land sale in Clark County, Nevada.

The bill became law on April 16, 2003.