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H.R. 5005 (107th): Homeland Security Act of 2002

To establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Richard Armey

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 25, 2002
Length: 187 pages
Jun 24, 2002
107th Congress (2001–2002)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 25, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 25, 2002.

Pub.L. 107-296

118 Cosponsors (114 Republicans, 4 Democrats)



Jun 24, 2002

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Jul 10, 2002
Ordered Reported

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Jul 26, 2002
Passed House (Senate next)

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Nov 19, 2002
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Nov 20, 2002
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

Nov 22, 2002
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 25, 2002
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5005 (107th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5005. This is the one from the 107th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2001 to Nov 22, 2002. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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