HR 1817 - Homeland Security Department Authorization Act FY06 - National Key Vote


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Title: Homeland Security Department Authorization Act FY06

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $34.2 billion for the Department of Homeland Security, to restructure and consolidate Homeland Security programs, streamline federal, state and local activities and to develop an effectiveness reporting system.


  • Appropriates $6.9 billion for Custom and Border Protection (Sec. 102).
  • Appropriates funds for recruitment and training of 2,000 new border agents (Sec. 102).
  • Appropriates $650 million for departmental management and operations (Sec. 103).
  • Appropriates $465 million for critical infrastructure grants (Sec. 104).
  • Appropriates $311 million for research and development (Sec. 105).
  • Appropriates $1 billion for Border and Transportation Security (Sec. 106).
  • Appropriates $2 billion for state and local terrorism preparedness (Sec. 107).
  • Appropriates $160 million for immigration resources (Sec. 108).
  • Appropriates $40 million for training of state and local personnel performing immigration functions (Sec. 109).
  • Authorizes use of incentives to recruit top intelligence analysts (Sec. 221).
  • Changes Advisory System to communicate specific threats more directly to local and regional agencies while making color system optional for conveying information concerning threat (Sec. 223).
  • Forms the Technology Clearinghouse to help disseminate anti-terror technology to federal, state, local and private sector officials (Sec. 302).
  • Calls for risk assessments of foreign ports to indicate the best use of resources (Sec. 305).
  • Stipulates that reports be submitted to Congress and the President concerning progress in implementing new programs created in this bill (Sec. 401).
  • Requires review of Customs Border Patrol and Immigration Customs Enforcement in order to develop a new plan to create a more efficient and coordinated system of border enforcement (Sec. 501).

Title: Homeland Security Department Authorization Act FY06