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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

Short Titles as Introduced

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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


Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
03/04/2015Became Public Law No: 114-4. (TXT | PDF)
03/04/2015Signed by President.
03/04/2015Presented to President.
03/03/2015Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House recede and concur in the Senate Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 257 - 167 (Roll no. 109).(text as House recede and concur in Senate amendment: CR H1535-1536)
02/27/2015Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 31. Record Vote Number: 62.
01/14/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 191 (Roll no. 35).
01/09/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (139)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/04/2015Became Public Law No: 114-4. (TXT | PDF)
03/04/2015Signed by President.
03/04/2015HousePresented to President.
03/03/2015-3:15pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/03/2015-3:15pmHouseOn motion that the House recede and concur in the Senate Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 257 - 167 (Roll no. 109). (text as House recede and concur in Senate amendment: CR H1535-1536)
03/03/2015-2:46pmHouseOn ordering the previous question Agreed to by voice vote.
03/03/2015-2:46pmHouseMr. Simpson moved the previous question. (consideration: CR H1551)
03/03/2015-2:07pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 60 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled on the motion to recede and concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240.
03/03/2015-2:06pmHouseOn motion to table Senate Amendment Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 140 - 278 (Roll no. 108).
03/03/2015-1:37pmHouseMr. Massie moved to table the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H1546; text: CR H1546)
03/03/2015-1:36pmHouseMr. Simpson moved that the House recede and concur in the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H1535-1552)
03/03/2015-1:35pmHouseMr. Massie asked unanimous consent to dispense with further reading of the Senate amendment. Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H1535)
03/03/2015SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
03/03/2015-1:15pmHouseUnanimous consent to dispense with the reading of the Senate amendment was objected to and the Chair directed the Clerk to report the Senate amendment.
03/03/2015-1:15pmHouseMr. Simpson moved to take the Senate message on H.R. 240 from the Speaker's table and asked for it's immediate consideration. Agreed to by voice vote.
03/02/2015SenateMotion to table the message from the House with respect to H.R. 240 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 31. Record Vote Number: 65. (consideration: CR S1214-1215)
03/02/2015SenateCloture on the motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 43. Record Vote Number: 64. (consideration: CR S1214; text: CR S1214)
03/02/2015SenateCloture motion on the motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1209; text: CR S1209)
03/02/2015SenateConsidered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S1208-1215)
02/27/2015SenateMotion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1206)
02/27/2015SenateConsidered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S1206)
02/27/2015SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at desk: House requests a conference.
02/27/2015-5:25pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/27/2015-5:25pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 201 - 218 (Roll no. 105). (consideration: CR H1494-1495)
02/27/2015-4:12pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Roybal-Allard motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Roybal-Allard demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
02/27/2015-4:11pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H1492)
02/27/2015-2:58pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Roybal-Allard motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 240. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to recede from disagreement with the Senate amendment.
02/27/2015-2:57pmHouseMs. Roybal-Allard moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H1485-1492 text: CR H1485)
02/27/2015-2:44pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 191 (Roll no. 102). (consideration: CR H1484)
02/27/2015-2:18pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H1484)
02/27/2015-2:17pmHouseMr. Carter (TX) moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference. (consideration: CR H1483-1484, H1485-1492, H1494-1495)
02/27/2015SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
02/27/2015SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 31. Record Vote Number: 62.
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.255 Amendment SA 255 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 66 - 33. Record Vote Number: 61.
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.256 Proposed amendment SA 256 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S1191)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.257 Proposed amendment SA 257 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S1191)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.258 Proposed amendment SA 258 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S1191)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.258 Motion to table amendment SA 258 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 34 - 65. Record Vote Number: 60.
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.261 SA 261 fell when SA 260 fell. (consideration: CR S1190)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.260 SA 260 fell when SA 259 fell. (consideration: CR S1190)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.259 SA 259 fell when cloture invoked on the measure. (consideration: CR S1190)
02/27/2015SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 259) fell when cloture was invoked on the measure in Senate. (consideration: CR S1190)
02/27/2015SenateCloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 31. Record Vote Number: 59. (consideration: CR S1190; text: CR S1190)
02/27/2015SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1188-1192)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.257 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1188)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.261 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1188, S1190)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.255 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1188, S1191-1192)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.259 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1188, S1190)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.256 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1188)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.260 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1188, S1190)
02/27/2015SenateS.Amdt.258 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1188, S1191)
02/26/2015SenateCloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1151-1152; text: CR S1151)
02/26/2015SenateS.Amdt.261 Amendment SA 261 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 260. (consideration: CR S1151; text: CR S1151) Of a perfecting nature.
02/26/2015SenateS.Amdt.260 Amendment SA 260 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 259 (the instructions of the motion to commit). (consideration: CR S1151; text: CR S1151) Of a perfecting nature.
02/26/2015SenateS.Amdt.259 Amendment SA 259 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S1151; text: CR S1151) Of a perfecting nature.
02/26/2015SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 259) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1151; text: CR S1151)
02/26/2015SenateS.Amdt.258 Amendment SA 258 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 257. (consideration: CR S1151; text: CR S1151) Of a perfecting nature.
02/26/2015SenateS.Amdt.257 Amendment SA 257 proposed by Senator McConnell to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. 255. (consideration: CR S1151; text: CR S1151) Of a perfecting nature.
02/26/2015SenateS.Amdt.256 Amendment SA 256 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 255. (consideration: CR S1151; text: CR S1151) Of a perfecting nature.
02/26/2015SenateS.Amdt.255 Amendment SA 255 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Cochran. (consideration: CR S1151) Of a perfecting nature.
02/26/2015SenateMeasure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S1151-1152)
02/26/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S1151)
02/26/2015SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S1128-1129, S1129-1134, S1135-1137, S1138-1150, S1151)
02/25/2015SenateThird cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure rendered moot in Senate.
02/25/2015SenateUpon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 240 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 2. Record Vote Number: 58. (consideration: CR S1104-1105; text: CR S1104-1105)
02/25/2015SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the second motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 240 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 53) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S1104)
02/25/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the second motion to proceed to H.R. 240 (Record Vote No. 53) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S1104)
02/25/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1085, S1090, S1094-1096, S1099-1100, S1103-1105, S1106-1107)
02/24/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1037-1038, S1044-1047, S1048-1058)
02/23/2015SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the third cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 57) entered in Senate. (consideration: CR S1028)
02/23/2015SenateThird cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 46. Record Vote Number: 57. (consideration: CR S1027-1028; text: CR S1027)
02/23/2015SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S1022-1028)
02/12/2015SenateThird cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S968; text: CR S968)
02/12/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S947-949, S967-968)
02/11/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S907)
02/10/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S873-874)
02/09/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S843)
02/05/2015SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the second cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 53) entered in Senate.
02/05/2015SenateSecond cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47. Record Vote Number: 53. (consideration: CR S809; text: CR S809)
02/05/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S803-810)
02/04/2015SenateUpon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 240 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 47. Record Vote Number: 52. (consideration: CR S759; text: CR S759)
02/04/2015SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 240 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 51) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/04/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R. 240 (Record Vote No. 51) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S759)
02/04/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S741-744, S755-759)
02/03/2015SenateSecond cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S733; text: CR S733)
02/03/2015SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 240 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 51) entered in Senate.
02/03/2015SenateCloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record Vote Number: 51. (consideration: CR S722; text: CR S722)
02/03/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S707, S707-708, S720-724, S733)
02/02/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S677)
01/30/2015SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S667; text: CR S667)
01/30/2015SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S667-671)
01/20/2015SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 5.
01/16/2015SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
01/14/2015-12:05pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/14/2015-12:05pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 191 (Roll no. 35).
01/14/2015-11:59amHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 244 (Roll no. 34).
01/14/2015-11:51amHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H392)
01/14/2015-11:42amHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Israel motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to provide for a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that does not include dangerous, poison pill amendments. Given recent events overseas, this is not a time to endanger the safety and security of the American people. The House needs to pass a clean bill that would provide certainty to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Additionally, the motion increases funding for the DHS State Homeland Security Grant Program and the Urban Area Security Initiative program by $1.5 million each (for a total of $3 million) and reduces the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management account by the same amount.
01/14/2015-11:42amHouseMr. Israel moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations. (consideration: CR H391-393; text: CR H391)
01/14/2015-11:40amHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
01/14/2015-11:40amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H391)
01/14/2015-11:39amHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 240.
01/14/2015-11:39amHouseH.Amdt.10 On agreeing to the Schock amendment (A005) Agreed to by recorded vote: 260 - 167 (Roll no. 33).
01/14/2015-11:34amHouseH.Amdt.9 On agreeing to the Salmon amendment (A004) Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 - 171 (Roll no. 32).
01/14/2015-11:30amHouseH.Amdt.8 On agreeing to the DeSantis amendment (A003) Agreed to by recorded vote: 278 - 149 (Roll no. 31).
01/14/2015-11:25amHouseH.Amdt.7 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 - 209 (Roll no. 30).
01/14/2015-11:17amHouseH.Amdt.6 On agreeing to the Aderholt amendment (A001) Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 190 (Roll no. 29).
01/14/2015-10:50amHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
01/14/2015-10:50amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
01/14/2015-10:30amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 27, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schock Part B amendment No. 5.
01/14/2015-10:30amHouseH.Amdt.10 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Schock. (consideration: CR H386-388, H391; text: CR H386)
01/14/2015-10:29amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Salmon amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Salmon demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
01/14/2015-10:15amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 27, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Salmon Part B amendment No. 4.
01/14/2015-10:15amHouseH.Amdt.9 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Salmon. (consideration: CR H384-386, H390-391; text: CR H384)
01/14/2015-10:15amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeSantis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Lofgren demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
01/14/2015-10:01amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 27, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSantis Part B amendment No. 3.
01/14/2015-10:01amHouseH.Amdt.8 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. DeSantis. (consideration: CR H381-384, H389-390; text: CR H381)
01/14/2015-10:00amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
01/14/2015-9:47amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 27, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn Part B amendment No. 2.
01/14/2015-9:47amHouseH.Amdt.7 Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Blackburn. (consideration: CR H379-381, H389; text: CR H379)
01/14/2015-9:46amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Aderholt amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
01/14/2015-9:18amHousePursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 27, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Aderholt Part B amendment No. 1.
01/14/2015-9:18amHouseH.Amdt.6 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Aderholt. (consideration: CR H374-379, H388-389; text: CR H374-375)
01/14/2015-9:16amHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
01/14/2015-9:16amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H363-394; text of measure as introduced: CR H363-374)
01/13/2015-8:02pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 240 as unfinished business.
01/13/2015-7:07pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole continued with General Debate on H.R. 240.
01/13/2015-7:07pmHouseSENATE MESSAGE - The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 7. Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
01/13/2015-5:32pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 27, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate on H.R. 240.
01/13/2015-5:32pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 27 and Rule XVIII.
01/13/2015-5:32pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
01/13/2015-5:32pmHouseAll points of order against consideration of the bills are waived. H.R. 37 H.R. 185 shall be debatable for 1 hour, and H.R. 240 shall be debatable for 2 hours the previous question considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit. For H.R. 185, only those amendments printed in Part A of the report shall be in order. For H.R. 240, only those amendments printed in Part B of the report shall be in order. in Part B of the report shall be in order.
01/13/2015-5:31pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 27. (consideration: CR H272-330, H331-341)
01/13/2015-2:31pmHouseRule H. Res. 27 passed House.
01/12/2015-9:44pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 27 Reported to House. All points of order against consideration of the bills are waived. H.R. 37 H.R. 185 shall be debatable for 1 hour, and H.R. 240 shall be debatable for 2 hours the previous question considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit. For H.R. 185, only those amendments printed in Part A of the report shall be in order. For H.R. 240, only those amendments printed in Part B of the report shall be in order. in Part B of the report shall be in order.
01/09/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/09/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/09/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/09/2015HouseIntroduced in House

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House Appropriations01/09/2015 Referred to
House Budget01/09/2015 Referred to

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 114-4 (03/04/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on February 27, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Highlights:

The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 provides FY2015 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Secret Service, and other DHS programs.

The Act increases total funding for the bill compared to the FY2014 funding level.

Compared to FY2014 levels, the Act increases funding for CBP, ICE, and the U.S. Secret Service.

The Act decreases funding below FY2014 levels for the TSA and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Act does not include House-passed amendments that prohibit funding from being used for several immigration policies that the Administration is implementing by executive action.

Full Summary:

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

Provides FY2015 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

TITLE I--DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

Provides appropriations for: (1) the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management, (2) the Office of the Under Secretary for Management, (3) the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, (4) the Office of the Chief Information Officer, (5) Analysis and Operations, and (6) the Office of Inspector General.

Requires DHS to submit to Congress a comprehensive plan for implementation of the biometric entry and exit data system required by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

Requires DHS to submit a Comprehensive Acquisition Status Report and the Future Years Homeland Security Program with the President's FY2016 budget.

TITLE II--SECURITY, ENFORCEMENT, AND INVESTIGATIONS

Provides appropriations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for: (1) Salaries and Expenses; (2) Automation Modernization; (3) Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology; (4) Air and Marine Operations; and (5) Construction and Facilities Management.

Requires DHS to report to Congress on any changes to the five-year strategic plan for the air and marine program required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.

Provides appropriations to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for: (1) Salaries and Expenses, and (2) Automation Modernization.

Provides appropriations to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for: (1) Aviation Security, (2) Surface Transportation Security, (3) Intelligence and Vetting, and (4) Transportation Security Support.

Requires TSA to submit reports to Congress:

  • detailing efforts to develop more advanced passenger screening technologies and deploy the existing passenger and baggage screener workforce in the most cost effective manner,
  • updating information on a strategy to increase the number of air passengers eligible for expedited screening,
  • providing evidence demonstrating that behavioral indicators can be used to identify passengers who pose a threat to aviation security,
  • and addressing specified Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations regarding technology procurement practices.

Provides appropriations to the Coast Guard for: (1) Operating Expenses; (2) Environmental Compliance and Restoration; (3) Reserve Training; (4) Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements; (5) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; and (6) Retired Pay.

Requires the Coast Guard to submit a future-years capital investment plan to Congress.

Provides appropriations to the U.S. Secret Service for: (1) Salaries and Expenses; and (2) Acquisition, Construction, Improvements, and Related Expenses.

Requires the U.S. Secret Service to submit a report to Congress providing evidence that the Secret Service has reviewed its professional standards of conduct and issued new guidance and procedures for the conduct of employees engaged in overseas missions.

TITLE III--PROTECTION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY

Provides appropriations for the National Protection and Programs Directorate for: (1) Management and Administration, (2) Infrastructure Protection and Information Security, (3) the Federal Protective Service, and (4) the Office of Biometric Identity Management.

Provides appropriations for the Office of Health Affairs, including BioWatch operations, biosurveillance, chemical defense, medical and health planning and coordination, and workforce health protection.

Provides appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for: (1) Salaries and Expenses, (2) State and Local Programs, (3) Firefighter Assistance Grants, (4) Emergency Management Performance Grants, (5) the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program, (6) the U.S. Fire Administration, (7) the Disaster Relief Fund, (8) the Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program, (9) the National Flood Insurance Fund, (10) the National Predisaster Mitigation Fund, and (11) Emergency Food and Shelter.

Requires FEMA to submit specified reports to Congress on the Disaster Relief Fund, including the balances of appropriations, obligations for catastrophic and non-catastrophic events, and obligations and activities related to disaster relief and emergencies.

TITLE IV--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND SERVICES

Provides appropriations for: (1) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), (2) the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, (3) Science and Technology, and (4) the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.

TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sets forth permissible, restricted, and prohibited uses for funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts.

(Sec. 501) Prohibits appropriations provided by this Act from remaining available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly provided.

(Sec. 502) Permits unexpended balances of prior appropriations to be transferred and merged to new accounts and used for the same purpose, subject to reprogramming guidelines.

(Sec. 503) Sets forth restrictions, guidelines, and requirements for the reprogramming and transfer of funds provided by this Act.

(Sec. 504) Prohibits DHS from using funds to make payments to the Working Capital Fund (WCF), except for activities and amounts allowed in the President's FY2015 budget. Permits funds provided to the WCF to remain available until expended and sets forth restrictions and requirements for the WCF.

(Sec. 505) Permits up to 50% of unobligated balances remaining at the end of FY2015 from appropriations for salaries and expenses to remain available through FY2016, if a request is submitted to Congress in accordance with reprogramming guidelines.

(Sec. 506) Deems funds provided by this Act for intelligence activities to be specifically authorized during FY2015 until the enactment of an Act authorizing intelligence activities for FY2015.

(Sec. 507) Requires DHS to notify Congress prior to awarding or announcing the intent to award specified grant allocations, grants, contracts, task or delivery orders, or other transaction agreements. Permits a waiver if compliance would pose a substantial risk to human life, health, or safety and DHS notifies Congress after the award is made.

(Sec. 508) Restricts the use of funds for additional law enforcement training facilities without the advance approval of Congress. Permits the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to obtain the temporary use of additional facilities for training which cannot be accommodated in existing facilities.

(Sec. 509) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for a construction, repair, alteration, or acquisition project for which a prospectus has not been approved.

(Sec. 510) Applies provisions of the Department Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008 related to a contracting officer's technical representative training, disclosure of sensitive security information, and minimum federal fleet requirements to funds provided by this Act. Excludes funds provided by this Act from a requirement that DHS report to Congress on documents designated as sensitive security information.

(Sec. 511) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used in contravention of the Buy American Act.

(Sec. 512) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used to amend the oath of allegiance required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

(Sec. 513) Requires the DHS Chief Financial Officer to submit monthly budget execution and staffing reports to Congress.

(Sec. 514) Requires funds provided to TSA for Aviation Security, Administration, and Transportation Security Support for FY2004 and FY2005 that are recovered or deobligated to be used only for the procurement or installation of explosive detection, air cargo, baggage, and checkpoint screening systems.

(Sec. 515) Prohibits funds from being used for a competition for services provided by employees of the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) for Immigration Information Officers, Contact Representatives, Investigative Assistants, or Immigration Services Officers.

(Sec. 516) Requires funds appropriated for FY2002-FY2006 for the 110-123 foot patrol boat conversion that are recovered, collected, or otherwise received as the result of negotiation, mediation, or litigation to be available until expended for the Fast Response Cutter program.

(Sec. 517) Classifies the functions of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center instructor staff as inherently governmental (rather than commercial, which would require source competition) for the purposes of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998.

(Sec. 518) Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report to the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) listing all grants and contracts awarded in FY2015 without a full and open competition. Requires the OIG to review the report for compliance with laws and regulations and submit the results to Congress.

(Sec. 519) Prohibits funds from being used for the Principal Federal Official during any Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) declared disaster or emergency unless specified exceptions apply.

(Sec. 520) Prohibits DHS from using funds provided by this Act for a reorganization.

(Sec. 521) Permits funds provided by this Act to be used to alter operations within the Coast Guard's Civil Engineering Program. Prohibits the use of the funds to reduce operations within any Civil Engineering Unit unless authorized by statute.

(Sec. 522) Prohibits USCIS from using funds provided by this Act to grant an immigration benefit to an individual unless required background checks have been completed, received by DHS, and do not preclude the granting of the benefit.

(Sec. 523) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to extend certain DHS transactional authorities for research and development projects through FY2015.

(Sec. 524) Requires DHS contracts that provide award fees to link the fees to successful acquisition outcomes specified in terms of cost, schedule, and performance.

(Sec. 525) Prohibits funds from being used to waive navigation and vessel inspection laws for the transportation of crude oil distributed from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until DHS takes adequate measures to ensure the use of U.S. flag vessels.

(Sec. 526) Prohibits CBP from using funds provided by this Act to prevent individuals from importing personal use quantities of certain prescription drugs from Canada.

(Sec. 527) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used to reduce the U.S. Coast Guard's Operating Systems Center mission or its government or contract staff levels.

(Sec. 528) Requires DHS to notify Congress of proposed transfers from the Department of the Treasury Forfeiture Fund to any DHS agency, and prohibits obligation of the funds until Congress approves the transfer.

(Sec. 529) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used for planning, testing, piloting, or developing a national identification card.

(Sec. 530) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used to conduct or implement the results of a competition with respect to the Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center, pursuant to Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76.

(Sec. 531) Requires FEMA to post on its website a report summarizing damage assessment information used to determine whether to declare a major disaster. Requires the report to be posted within 30 days after the President determines whether to declare a major disaster and any appeal is completed.

(Sec. 532) Prohibits officials from delegating this Act's requirements to report or certify to Congress unless specifically authorized by this Act.

(Sec. 533) Prohibits funds from being used to transfer or release to or within the United States, its territories, or its possessions individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

(Sec. 534) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used for first-class travel.

(Sec. 535) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act to employ workers who are unauthorized aliens under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

(Sec. 536) Requires companies that collect or retain personal information from participants in TSA's Registered Traveler program to safeguard and dispose of the information in accordance with specified standards and requirements.

(Sec. 537) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used to pay award or incentive fees for contractor performance that is below satisfactory or fails to meet the basic requirements of a contract.

(Sec. 538) Requires DHS to ensure that new processes for screening aviation passengers and crews consider privacy and civil liberties consistent with laws, regulations, and guidance.

(Sec. 539) Permits USCIS to allocate specified funds from the Immigration Examinations Fee Account in FY2015 for an immigration integration grants program to provide services to individuals that have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

(Sec. 540) Provides appropriations to the Office of the Under Secretary for Management to remain available until expended for consolidation of the new DHS headquarters and related mission support activities. Requires DHS to submit an expenditure plan to Congress.

(Sec. 541) Prohibits DHS from entering into contracts that do not meet requirements of specified contracting laws and regulations.

(Sec. 542) Provides appropriations to remain available through FY2016 for financial systems modernization. Permits the funds to be transferred between appropriations accounts if Congress is notified in advance.

(Sec. 543) Permits DHS to transfer specified funds to respond to an immigration emergency if Congress is notified in advance.

(Sec. 544) Permits DHS to sell ICE-owned detention facilities and use the proceeds for improvements to existing facilities, provided that Congress is notified in advance and the sale does not result in the maintenance of fewer than 34,000 detention beds.

(Sec. 545) Requires CBP and ICE to submit multiyear investment and management plans for FY2015-FY2018 to Congress.

(Sec. 546) Requires DHS to ensure enforcement of all immigration laws.

(Sec. 547) Requires specified appropriations for the Federal Network Security program to be used to deploy technology to improve the information security of certain federal agency information systems, subject to specified requirements.

(Sec. 548) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for a computer network unless pornography is blocked, with the exception of law enforcement, prosecution, or adjudication activities.

(Sec. 549) Prohibits a federal law enforcement officer from using funds provided by this Act to transfer a firearm to an agent of a drug cartel unless U.S. law enforcement personnel continuously monitor or control the firearm.

(Sec. 550) Prohibits funds from being used for the National Preparedness Grant Program or successor programs unless explicitly authorized by Congress.

(Sec. 551) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used to fund the position of Public Advocate within ICE.

(Sec. 552) Amends provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 related to reimbursable public-private partnerships at ports of entry to: (1) include as a reimbursable expense the salaries, training, and benefits of CBP employees to support CBP officers in performing law enforcement functions at ports of entry, and (2) revise the donation authority for CBP port of entry operations.

(Sec. 553) Sets forth restrictions and reporting requirements for the use of funds provided by this Act to attend international conferences.

(Sec. 554) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used to reimburse any federal department or agency for participation in a National Special Security Event.

(Sec. 555) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used for new CBP air preclearance agreements entering into force after February 1, 2014, unless: (1) DHS certifies to Congress that air preclearance operations at the airport provide a homeland or national security benefit, (2) U.S. passenger air carriers are not precluded from operating at existing preclearance locations, and (3) a U.S. passenger air carrier is operating at all airports contemplated for establishment of new air preclearance operations. Exempts countries with preclearance facilities in service prior to 2013.

(Sec. 556) Prohibit TSA from using funds to require airport operators to provide airport-financed staffing to monitor exit points from the sterile area of any airport at which TSA provided monitoring as of December 1, 2013.

(Sec. 557) Permits DHS to waive hiring and funding requirements for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants.

(Sec. 558) Prohibits DHS from collecting new border crossing fees or conducting a study related to the imposition of a border crossing fee.

(Sec. 559) Provides for the temporary employment of administrative law judges for arbitration of disputes related to the delivery of assistance under the FEMA Public Assistance Program.

(Sec. 560) Provides that fees collected from passengers from Canada, Mexico, or an adjacent island, pursuant to the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, shall be available until expended.

(Sec. 561) Prohibits the use of funds to prepare proposals for the President's budget that assume savings from certain user fee proposals without identifying additional spending reductions that should occur if the proposals are not enacted.

(Sec. 562) Requires DHS to report to Congress on its purchase and usage of weapons.

(Sec. 563) Prohibits funds provided by this Act from being used for the environmental remediation of the Coast Guard's LORAN (Long Range Aids to Navigation) support in Wildwood/ Lower Township, New Jersey.

(Sec. 564) Prohibits funds from being used for structural pay reform that affects more than 100 full-time equivalent employee positions or costs more than $5 million in a single year without notifying Congress in advance.

(Sec. 565) Requires agencies receiving funds in this Act to post reports required to be submitted to Congress on the public website of the agency if it serves the national interest. Provides exceptions for national security or proprietary information.

(Sec. 566) Repeals a provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 that established a port of entry technology demonstration program.

(Sec. 567) Permits FEMA to transfer specified unobligated balances to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Relief Fund account.

(Sec. 568) Deems Gerardo Ismael Hernandez, a TSA officer who died as the direct result of an injury sustained in the line of duty, to have been a public safety officer for the purposes of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (thereby making his family eligible to receive federal public safety officer death benefits).

(Sec. 569) Requires the Office of Management and Budget and DHS to include in the congressional budget justifications submitted with the President's budget estimates of the number of unaccompanied alien children anticipated to be apprehended and the number of agent or office hours needed as a result.

(Sec. 570) Permits the President to provide hazard mitigation assistance for the current fiscal year in accordance with specified provisions of the Stafford Act in areas where fire management assistance has been provided.

(Sec. 571) Permits DHS to reprogram and transfer funds into the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Salaries and Expenses and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Salaries and Expenses accounts for the care and transportation of unaccompanied alien children.

(Sec. 572) Permits certain grants awarded to states along the Southwest Border under the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to be used to provide humanitarian relief to unaccompanied alien children and alien adults accompanied by an alien minor where they are encountered after entering the United States.

(Sec. 573) Rescinds specified amounts from several DHS accounts and programs.

(Sec. 574) Rescinds specified unobligated balances from the Department of the Treasury Forfeiture Fund.

(Sec. 575) Rescinds specified funds that were transferred to the DHS when it was created in 2003.

(Sec. 576) Rescinds specified unobligated balances that were appropriated to DHS by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014.

(Sec. 577) Rescinds specified unobligated balances from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Relief Fund, excluding any amounts that were designated by Congress as an emergency requirement or for disaster relief pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

(Sec. 578) Provides that the explanatory statement regarding this Act printed in the Congressional Record shall have the same effect as a joint explanatory statement of a committee of conference.