H.R. 1544 (109th): Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2005


Apr 12, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 12, 2005 but was never passed by the Senate.


Christopher Cox

Representative for California's 48th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 12, 2005
Length: 60 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide faster and smarter funding for first responders, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/12/2005--Passed House amended.Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2005 - Section3 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to set forth provisions governing Department of Homeland ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 12, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 21, 2005
Reported by Committee

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May 12, 2005
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1544”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


40 cosponsors (20R, 20D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

May 12, 2005 1:56 p.m.
Failed 88/331
May 12, 2005 2:14 p.m.
Passed 409/10

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 3266 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2004

S. 1013 (Related)
Funding Our Risks With Appropriate Resource Disbursement Act of 2005

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2005

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