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H.R. 2863 (109th): Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006

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

Sponsor and status

W. Bill Young

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 28, 2005
Length: 153 pages
Jun 10, 2005
109th Congress (2005–2006)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 30, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 30, 2005.

Pub.L. 109-148

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 2863 - Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 (Jun 16, 2005)

What legislators are saying

Larson condemns republicans holding defense bills hostage
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] on Dec 19, 2005

Congressman Larson Supports Defense-Spending Bill Containing More than $2 Billion for Connecticut
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] on Jun 20, 2005

Larson Statement on Pelosi Amendment Requiring 'Strategy For Success' in Iraq
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] on Jun 16, 2005

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Jun 10, 2005

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Jun 10, 2005
Ordered Reported

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Jun 20, 2005
Passed House (Senate next)

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Sep 28, 2005
Text Published

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

Oct 7, 2005
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.

Oct 7, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Dec 19, 2005
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

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.

Dec 21, 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.

Dec 30, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2863 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2863. This is the one from the 109th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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