H.R. 2892 (111th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010

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).

Jun 16, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 28, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 28, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-83


David Price

Representative for North Carolina's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010
Length: 48 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.

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Jun 16, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 16, 2009
Reported by Committee

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Jun 24, 2009
Passed House

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

Jul 9, 2009
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 10, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Oct 15, 2009
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Oct 20, 2009
Conference Report Agreed to by 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 28, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Committee Assignments

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

Jun 24, 2009 8:58 p.m.
Agreed to 345/85
Jun 24, 2009 9:02 p.m.
Agreed to 375/55
Jun 24, 2009 9:06 p.m.
Agreed to 282/148
Jun 24, 2009 9:10 p.m.
Agreed to 423/6
Jun 24, 2009 9:14 p.m.
Agreed to 240/187
Jun 24, 2009 9:17 p.m.
Failed 134/294
Jun 24, 2009 9:21 p.m.
Failed 202/230
Jun 24, 2009 9:24 p.m.
Agreed to 349/84
Jun 24, 2009 9:28 p.m.
Failed 113/318
Jun 24, 2009 9:31 p.m.
Failed 110/322
Jun 24, 2009 9:38 p.m.
Failed 114/317
Jun 24, 2009 9:41 p.m.
Failed 110/318
Jun 24, 2009 9:45 p.m.
Failed 112/320
Jun 24, 2009 10:23 p.m.
Passed 389/37
Jul 8, 2009 11:03 a.m.
Motion Rejected 44/53
Jul 9, 2009 9:51 p.m.
Bill Passed 84/6
On the Conference Report
Oct 15, 2009 1:21 p.m.
Passed 307/114
On the Conference Report
Oct 20, 2009 4:25 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 79/19

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1298 (Related)
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 2009

S. 3607 (Related)
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2011

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 19, 2010

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