H.R. 5441 (109th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007

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 22, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 4, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 4, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-295


Harold “Hal” Rogers

Representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2006
Length: 109 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.

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May 22, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 22, 2006
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.

Jun 6, 2006
Passed House

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Jun 29, 2006
Text Published

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

Jul 13, 2006
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 13, 2006
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Jul 18, 2006
Text Published

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

Sep 29, 2006
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.

Sep 29, 2006
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 4, 2006
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 25, 2006 6:41 p.m.
Failed 170/251
May 25, 2006 6:46 p.m.
Failed 167/255
May 25, 2006 6:52 p.m.
Failed 173/249
May 25, 2006 6:55 p.m.
Failed 205/216
May 25, 2006 6:59 p.m.
Agreed to 348/74
May 25, 2006 7:03 p.m.
Agreed to 225/197
May 25, 2006 7:06 p.m.
Failed 188/227
May 25, 2006 7:16 p.m.
Failed 198/224
May 25, 2006 9:50 p.m.
Failed 200/220
May 25, 2006 9:55 p.m.
Agreed to 358/63
May 25, 2006 10:06 p.m.
Failed 134/284
Jun 6, 2006 7:03 p.m.
Agreed to 218/179
Jun 6, 2006 7:09 p.m.
Agreed to 293/107
Jun 6, 2006 8:01 p.m.
Passed 389/9
Jul 12, 2006 2:02 p.m.
Motion Rejected 50/50
Jul 13, 2006 10:50 a.m.
Motion Rejected 38/62
Jul 13, 2006 7:09 p.m.
Bill Passed 100/0
On the Conference Report
Sep 29, 2006 6:10 p.m.
Passed 412/6

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. 6352 (Related)
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 with respect to the position of ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 5, 2006

H.Res. 1054 (Related)
Waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 5441) ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 29, 2006

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