The following report updates the information that was provided on July 12th to include information on the managers package of amendments to the Interior bill.
The 2002 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations bill passed the Senate on July 12, 2001 by voice vote. The Senate passed bill provides $9.37 billion for Department of the Interior programs. This an increase of $501,000 over the amount provided in the Senate Committee reported bill and is $37.9 million below the House mark, $206.6 million above the President's budget, and $113.1 million below the 2001 enacted level.
Before passing the bill, the Senate considered and rejected the following amendments:
The Senate also adopted a managers' package of amendments, including:
At the conclusion of consideration of the bill, Senator Byrd stated an intention to take the bill to conference soon, with the expectation of completing action before the August recess.