H.R. 2360 (109th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2006

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

May 13, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 18, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 18, 2005.


Pub.L. 109-90


Harold “Hal” Rogers

Representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 7, 2005
Length: 27 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes.

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May 13, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 13, 2005
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 17, 2005
Passed House

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

Jun 16, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Jul 14, 2005
Passed Senate with Changes

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

Jul 14, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Jul 27, 2005
Text Published

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

Oct 6, 2005
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Oct 7, 2005
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

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 by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 18, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Committee Assignments

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

May 17, 2005 5:13 p.m.
Agreed to 225/198
May 17, 2005 5:23 p.m.
Failed 165/258
May 17, 2005 5:32 p.m.
Failed 199/223
May 17, 2005 5:41 p.m.
Agreed to 226/198
May 17, 2005 6:05 p.m.
Passed 424/1
Jul 14, 2005 10:39 a.m.
Motion Rejected 45/53
Jul 14, 2005 11 a.m.
Motion Rejected 36/62
Jul 14, 2005 11:46 a.m.
Motion Rejected 35/63
Jul 14, 2005 3:10 p.m.
Motion Rejected 43/55
Jul 14, 2005 7:29 p.m.
Bill Passed 96/1
On the Conference Report
Oct 6, 2005 8:43 p.m.
Passed 347/70

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.Res. 474 (Related)
Waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2360) ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 6, 2005

H.Res. 278 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 17, 2005

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