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

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).
Introduced:

Jun 8, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 30, 2008

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

Law:

Pub.L. 110-329

Sponsor:

David Price

Representative for North Carolina's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2008
Length: 344 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

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History

Jun 8, 2007
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 8, 2007
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 15, 2007
 
Passed House

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

Jul 26, 2007
 
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 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 (Engrossed) 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 (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

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