This CRS report details the FY2009 appropriations made for the Department of Homeland Security. "The Administration requested a net appropriation of $38.9 billion in budget authority for FY2009. The House Appropriations Committee reported its version of the FY2009 DHS Appropriations bill on June 24, 2008. The bill was filed on September 18, 2008, as H.R. 6947, and the accompanying report has been numbered H.Rept. 110-862. This report has been updated using draft versions of both the reported bill and report, and refers to the bill as draft-H.R. 6947. Draft- H.R. 6947 would provide a net appropriation of $41.1 billion in budget authority for DHS for FY2009. This amounts to an increase of $2.2 billion or nearly 6% increase over the President's request. The Senate reported its version of the bill on June 19, 2008. S. 3181 would provide $41.3 billion in net budget authority for DHS for FY2009, a $2.4 billion or 6% increase over the President's request. On September 23, 2008, the House Rules Committee reported H.Res. 1488 for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2638, the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009. H.R. 2638 was originally introduced as the FY2008 DHS Appropriations Act, but has been amended to serve as the legislative vehicle for the proposed Continuing Resolution, a Disaster Relief Emergency Supplemental, the Department of Defense FY2009 Appropriations Act, the FY2009 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, and the FY2009 Military Construction and Veterans Assistance Act. On September 24, 2008, the House passed H.R. 2638."
CRS Report for Congress, RL34482