About the bill
On October 26, 2006, U.S. President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Pub.L. 109–367) into law stating, "This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform."
The bill was introduced on September 13, 2006 by Congressman Peter T. King, Republican of New York. In the House of Representatives, the Fence Act passed 283–138 on September 14, 2006. On September 29, 2006 – the Fence Act passed in the Senate 80–19.
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Sponsor and status
Peter “Pete” King
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2006
Length: 3 pages
109th Congress (2005–2006)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 26, 2006
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 26, 2006.
42 Cosponsors (41 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Crapo: Border Fence Important First Step”
— Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] on Oct 2, 2006
Sep 13, 2006
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 14, 2006
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 1002 (109th).
Sep 14, 2006
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Sep 29, 2006
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.
Oct 26, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 6061 (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. 6061. 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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