Key Votes

HR 5441 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Ron Paul voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 109-295 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (412-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report on a bill that appropriates $35.21 billion for the Department of Homeland Security in FY 2007.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $8.04 billion for customs and border protection, including $1.19 billion for border security fencing, infrastructure, and technology.
  • Appropriates $362.5 million for the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Technology project.
  • Appropriates $3.96 billion for immigrant and customs enforcement.
  • Appropriates $2.67 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including $1.5 billion for disaster relief and $199 million for flood map modernization.
  • Appropriates $8.04 billion for the operations of the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Appropriates $962 million for the protection, administration, and training of the U.S. Secret Service.
  • Appropriates $714 million for the Federal Air Marshals.
  • Appropriates $4.73 billion for aviation security.
  • Appropriates $973 million for science and technology research and development.
  • Requires the appointee for the Administrator of FEMA to be appointed by the President with the approval of the Senate and have knowledge of emergency management, homeland security, and at least 5 years of executive leadership experience (Sec. 503).
  • Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to implement a plan specifying the document(s) a person must carry in order to travel into the U.S. (Sec. 546).
  • Prohibits any person from funding, creating, or traveling through an illegal tunnel between the U.S. and another country and creates punishments (Sec. 554).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (100-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (389-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass an appropriations bill that appropriates $35.97 billion for the Department of Homeland Security in FY 2007.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $7.85 billion for the operations of the United States Coast Guard.
  • Appropriates $6.44 billion for customs and border protection, including $115 million for the Secure Border Initiative.
  • Appropriates $4.70 billion for aviation security.
  • Appropriates $4.39 billion for immigrant and customs enforcement.
  • Appropriates $2.80 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including $1.66 billion for disaster relief, $198.98 million for flood map modernization, and $151.47 million for emergency food and shelter.
  • Appropriates $1.46 billion for science and technology research and development.
  • Appropriates $954.40 million for the protection, administration, and training of the United States Secret Service.
  • Appropriates $699.29 million for the Federal Air Marshals.
  • Appropriates $362.46 million for the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Technology project.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007

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