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

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

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


May 22, 2006

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May 22, 2006
Reported by Committee

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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.

H.R. 5441 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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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