H.R. 6061 (109th): Secure Fence Act of 2006


Sep 13, 2006
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.


Pub.L. 109-367


Peter “Pete” King

Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 24, 2006
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To establish operational control over the international land and maritime borders of the United States.

Summary (CRS)

Secure Fence Act of 2006 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, within 18 months of enactment of this Act, to take appropriate actions to achieve operational control over U.S. ... Read more >


Sep 13, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 14, 2006
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 29, 2006
Passed Senate

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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6061”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


42 cosponsors (41R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Sep 14, 2006 3:41 p.m.
Passed 283/138
Sep 20, 2006 11:17 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 94/0
Sep 28, 2006 7:11 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 71/28
Sep 29, 2006 9:30 p.m.
Bill Passed 80/19

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