S. 1619: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016

An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, 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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Jun 18, 2015


Reported by Committee on Jun 18, 2015

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 18, 2015.


John Hoeven

Senior Senator from North Dakota



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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015
Length: 90 pages


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H.R. 3128 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jul 21, 2015


Jun 18, 2015

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Jun 18, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 1619 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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