H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

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:

Jan 9, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 4, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 4, 2015.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-4

Sponsor:

Harold “Hal” Rogers

Representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2015
Length: 39 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.

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History

Jan 9, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 14, 2015
 
Passed House

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

Feb 3, 2015
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Feb 4, 2015
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Feb 5, 2015
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Feb 23, 2015
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Feb 27, 2015
 
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.

Feb 27, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Mar 4, 2015
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Mar 5, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

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