H.R. 861: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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).

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Feb 11, 2015


Referred to Committee on Feb 11, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 11, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Lucille Roybal-Allard

Representative for California's 40th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2015
Length: 98 pages


18% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 240 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Mar 4, 2015


Feb 11, 2015

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