S. 1644 (110th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008

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 18, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Enacted as H.R. 2638 (companion bill)
Sponsor:

Robert Byrd

Senator from West Virginia

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2007
Length: 72 pages

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An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

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Jun 18, 2007
 
Introduced

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Jun 18, 2007
 
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