Rule For Homeland Security, Department of Defense Approved

Jun 24, 2009



Wednesday, June 24, 2009




Vince Morris (202) 225-9091




Rule For Homeland Security, Department of Defense Approved



Washington, DCThe House Rules Committee has approved a Rule for consideration of H.R. 2892, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, FY 2010 and H.R. 2647, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Both bills are expected to be on the floor this week.



“The Homeland Security act provides for essential first responder services, will help protect our borders and improve customs, includes necessary funds for Gulf Coast rebuilding along with FEMA and Coast Guard investments. I encourage my colleagues to support this rule and allow us to move forward with the appropriations process,” said Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, the Chair of the Rules Committee. “The Defense authorization legislation is equally important, providing key funding for our troops with first class weapons and equipment, including Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Our committee will not go along with Senate efforts to overturn the Freedom of Information Act as it relates to detainee torture photos but we do prohibit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo until Congress receives a plan from the President on any dangers they would pose. I encourage my colleagues to approve this rule.”

For copies of each Rule - which provides a detailed summary of the amendments on each bill and the terms of the debate - along with additional information about the Rules schedule, check the committee website at



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