Homeland Security Appropriations Act

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The Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2004 was a United States Act of Congress that gave the authority for the President to fund the operations of the Department of Homeland Security for each fiscal year.

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June 2003 The first Act was passed in June 2003 and authorized US$29.4 billion for Homeland Security.

October 2003

President George W. Bush signed the 2004 Act on October 1, 2003.

October 2004

The Act 2004 (PL 108-90) consisted of US $31 billion to be spent on:

  • $5.6 billion for Project BioShield - to be used by the Department of Health and Human Services to finds ways to protect Americans (i.e., vaccines and treatments) from biological, or chemical, or radiological threats
  • $4 billion of grants to create "first responders" as the first line of defense against threats to the United States; $40 million towards Citizen Corps Councils and other funds to the United States Coast Guard towards the Container Security Initiative
  • $900 million in this bill will go to science and technology projects

In the 2005 Act, President Bush gave:

  • $28.9 billion in net discretionary spending for the Department of Homeland Security
  • $419.2 million in new funding to enhance border and port security activities
  • $2.5 billion for Project BioShield
  • $894 million for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
  • $5.1 billion for the Transportation Security Administration
  • $475 million to continue deploying more efficient baggage screening at airports
  • $115 million for air cargo security
  • $663 million for Federal Air Marshals (FAMS) program
  • $61 million is appropriated to the DHS Science and Technology directorate
  • $4 billion for state and local assistance programs or First Responders
  • 179 million for improvements in immigration enforcement
  • 160 million in total resources towards immigration application processing
  • $3.1 billion for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate
  • 15 million for the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

President George W. Bush signed the 2005 Act on October 18, 2004.

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