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  • EnactedOctober 28th, 2009
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed on a voice vote
  • The house Passed on a voice vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJune 16th, 2009

bill Progress


  • EnactedOctober 28th, 2009
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed on a voice vote
  • The house Passed on a voice vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJune 16th, 2009

Bill Activity

  • action
    The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 111-157, by Mr. Price (NC).
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 78.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 573 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2892 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be read by paragraph. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
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    Rule H. Res. 573 passed House.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 573.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2892 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be read by paragraph. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 573 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Diana DeGette to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2892.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Price (NC) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Price(NC) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Brown (SC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lewis (CA) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lewis(CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Lewis(CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (NY) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (NY) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. King (NY) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bilirakis amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bilirakis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Bilirakis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. King (IA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duncan amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Duncan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Duncan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Poe amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. King (IA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. King (IA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Neugebauer amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Neugebauer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Neugebauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 573, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    Mr. Price (NC) moved that the Committee rise.
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    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2892 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2892.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
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    Mr. Rogers (KY) moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (KY) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to redirect $50,000,000 by transfer from the Office of the Under Secretary for Management to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 193 (Roll no. 449).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 389 - 37 (Roll no. 450).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • calendar
    Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 95.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • action
    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the bill presented in Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the bill withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
  • vote
    Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 84 - 6. Record Vote Number: 229.
  • action
    Senate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Byrd; Inouye; Leahy; Mikulski; Murray; Landrieu; Lautenberg; Tester; Specter; Voinovich; Cochran; Gregg; Shelby; Brownback; Murkowski.
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    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Mr. Price (NC) asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
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    On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
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    Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House instruct conferees.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Rogers (KY) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2892. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to 1) recede to subsection (a) of section 567 of the Senate amendment; 2) insist on subsections (b) and (c) of section 552 of the House bill; 3) recede to the Senate position on subsections (a) and (d) of section 552 of the House bill; and 4) not record their approval of the final conference agreement unless the text of such agreement (as such term is used in clause 12(a)(4) of rule XXII of the Rules of the House of Representatives) unless the text of such agreement has been available to the managers in an electronic, searchable, and downloadable for for at least 72 hours prior to the time described in such clause.
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    The previous question was ordered without objection.
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    On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 258 - 163 (Roll no. 746).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    The Speaker appointed conferees: Price (NC), Serrano, Rodriguez, Ruppersberger, Mollohan, Lowey, Roybal-Allard, Farr, Rothman (NJ), Obey, Rogers (KY), Carter, Culberson, Kirk, Calvert, and Lewis (CA).
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    Conferees agreed to file conference report.
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    Conference report H. Rept. 111-298 filed.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 829 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 2892. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived. The conference report shall be considered as read.
  • action
    Rule H. Res. 829 passed House.
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    Mr. Price (NC) brought up conference report H. Rept. 111-298 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 829.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of general debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 2892.
  • action
    Mr. Rogers (KY) moved to recommit with instructions to the conference committee.
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    The previous question was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 - 224 (Roll no. 783).
  • vote
    On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 307 - 114 (Roll no. 784).
  • action
    Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
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    Conference report considered in Senate.
  • vote
    Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 19. Record Vote Number: 323.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • topresident
    Cleared for White House.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 111-83.

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