S. 1644, The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008 (7 comments ↓)
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- This item is from the 110th Congress (2007-2008) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.
An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008 - Makes appropriations for FY2008 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for various offices for departmental management and operations, including for the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding and the Office of Inspector General.
Makes appropriations for security, enforcement, and investigations for various agencies, including for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Air Marshals, the Coast Guard, and the Secret Service.
Makes appropriations for protection, preparedness, response, and recovery for various agencies, including for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state and local programs for terrorism prevention, firefighter assistance grants, emergency management performance grants, the radiological emergency preparedness program, the U.S. Fire Administration, and for disaster assistance and flood-related activities. Sets restrictions on the obligation of funds for the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US VISIT).
Makes appropriations for research and development, training, and services for various agencies, including for Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.
Specifies certain uses and limits on or prohibitions against the use of funds appropriated by this Act, including restrictions on obligations for deployment or implementation (on other than a test basis) for the Secure Flight program or any other follow on or successor passenger prescreening program. Directs the Secretary of DHS to research, develop, and procure new technologies to inspect and screen air cargo carried on passenger aircraft.
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 6/18/2007: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 204.
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