H.R. 2346 provides supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The proposed bill authorizes appropriations dedicated to the International Affairs budget, food assistance, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and to addressing pandemic diseases. The version passed by the full House on May 14, 2009 authorizes $96.7 billion in supplemental funding while the version passed by the full Senate on May 21, 2009 authorizes $91.3 billion in supplemental funding. The version outlined in the House-Senate Conference Committee Report submitted on June 12, 2009 authorizes $105.9 billion in supplemental funding.
Timeline of the bill:
- Representative Obey released a statement detailing the proposed Supplemental Appropriations bill on May 4, 2009;
- The House Committee on Appropriations made recommendations and approved the proposed bill by voice vote on May 7, 2009;
- Representative Obey formally introduced the bill on May 12, 2009. The bill was approved by the House Committee on Appropriations on the same day.
- The bill passed a vote of the full House (368-60) and was received by the Senate on May 14, 2009.
- The bill passed a vote (86-3) by the full Senate and was referred to a House-Senate Conference Committee on May 21, 2009.
- A House-Senate Conference Committee met on June 11, 2009 to resolve differences between the two versions of the bill approved by the separate chambers of Congress. The House-Senate Conference Committee submitted a Conference Report on the bill on June 12, 2009.
- The House approved the Conference Committee Report resolving differences between House and Senate versions of the bill by a vote of 226-202 on June 16, 2009.
- The Senate approved the Conference Committee Report resolving differences between House and Senate versions of the bill by a vote of 91-5 on June 18, 2009.
- The President signed the bill into law (Public Law No: 111-032) on June 24, 2009.