Homeland Security Act of 2002: Legislative History and Pagination Key [Updated April 11, 2003] [open pdf - 69KB]
"President George W. Bush, on November 25, 2002, signed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296). On November 22, 2002, Congress completed its action on the proposal to establish a Department of Homeland Security when the House agreed to the amendment to H.R. 5005, as passed by the Senate on November 19, 2002. H.R. 5005, as amended, passed the House on July 26, 2002. H.R. 5710, an expanded proposal, was introduced November 13, 2002 and passed the House, with one amendment, the same day. An amendment (S.Amdt. 4901) identical to H.R. 5710 was offered in the Senate to H.R. 5005 on November 13. On November 19, 2002, the Senate adopted that amendment and passed H.R. 5005. This report presents an abbreviated legislative history of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, providing information on the sequence of events leading up to passage and references to related legislative proposals. A pagination key is provided. The pagination is based on the text of P.L. 107- 296, as published by the Government Printing Office. It can be referenced under H.R. 5005, as enacted (enrolled version), accessible on the Legislative Information System (LIS) at [http://www.congress.gov]. Also available at that site is a link to the CRS Web page, which links to CRS Current Legislative Issues and the Homeland Security topic."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31645
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