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H.R. 5631 (109th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007

Making appropriations for the Department of Defense 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, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Sponsor and status

W. Bill Young

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

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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2006
Length: 60 pages
Jun 16, 2006
109th Congress (2005–2006)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 29, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 29, 2006.

Pub.L. 109-289

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 5631 - Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, FY 2007 (Jun 20, 2006)

What legislators are saying

Cantwell Urges Final Approval of $275 Million in Emergency Funds to Fight Forest Fires
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] on Sep 21, 2006

Inhofe directs over $45 million to
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Oct 29, 2006

Cornyn Introduces $3.9 Billion Emergency Border Security Measure
    — Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] on Aug 2, 2006

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Jun 16, 2006

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Jun 16, 2006
Ordered Reported

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Jun 20, 2006
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jul 25, 2006
Text Published

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

Sep 7, 2006
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.

Sep 7, 2006
Text Published

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Sep 9, 2006
Text Published

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

Sep 26, 2006
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.

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.

Sep 29, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5631 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5631. 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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