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H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009

Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, 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

David Price

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2008
Length: 344 pages
Jun 8, 2007
110th Congress (2007–2009)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 30, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 30, 2008.

Pub.L. 110-329

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 2638 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008 (Jun 12, 2007)

What legislators are saying

Price Efforts Extend Life-Saving Visas to Crime Victims
    — Rep. David Price [D-NC4] (Sponsor) on Sep 6, 2007

Crapo: Congress Failed To Do Its Job
    — Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] on Sep 27, 2008

senator Cardin says maryland and our national economy will benefit from uninterrupted government operations
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] on Sep 29, 2008

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Jun 8, 2007

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Jun 8, 2007
Ordered Reported

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Jun 15, 2007
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jul 26, 2007
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.

Jul 26, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Aug 2, 2007
Text Published

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

Sep 27, 2008
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Sep 30, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 3, 2008
Text Published

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

H.R. 2638 (110th) 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. 2638. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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