H.R. 3402 (109th): Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005

To authorize appropriations for the Department of Justice for fiscal years 2006 through 2009, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.



Jul 22, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 5, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 5, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-162


James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 30, 2005
Length: 176 pages


Jul 22, 2005

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Jul 27, 2005
Reported by Committee

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Sep 28, 2005
Passed House

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Dec 16, 2005
Passed Senate with Changes

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Dec 17, 2005
House Agreed to Changes

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Dec 17, 2005
Text Published

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Jan 5, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

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H.R. 3402 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

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