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Fiscal Year 2006



This page points to items of interest concerning the Department of the Interior's budget. You may track the progress of this budget request through the Congressional appropriations process from this page.


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The Department of the Interior "Budget in Brief" highlights and describes details of the fiscal year 2006 request.

Note: This document is presented as several separate PDF-formatted files. To view these files requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader® loaded on your computer. For a printed copy of the "Highlights" contact the Office of Budget at 202-208-5308.

2006 President's Budget Department of the Interior Appendix.


Hearings

  • Secretary of the Interior, Gale A. Norton, Statement to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies - March 2, 2005 (HTML Format) (PDF Format)

  • Secretary of the Interior, Gale A. Norton, Statement to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies - March 10, 2005 (HTML Format) (PDF Format)


Bills

DOI, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill:

Congressional Action: (HR 2361)

  • Reported by the House Committee. House Committee on Appropriations reported HR 2361 on May 13, 2005 (H. Rept. 109-80).

  • Office of Budget Summary of House Committee Action.

  • Passed by the House. Passed by the House by a vote of 329 to 89 on May 19, 2005.

  • Office of Budget Summary of House Floor Action.

  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read Twice and Referred to Committee on Appropriations on May 20, 2005.

  • Reported by the Senate Committee. Senate Committee on Appropriations reported the legislation on June 10, 2005 (S. Report No. 109-80).

  • Office of Budget Summary of Senate Committee Action.

  • Passed by the Senate. Passed by the Senate by a vote of 94 to 0 on June 29, 2005.

  • Office of Budget Summary of Senate Floor Action.

  • Conference Action. Conference Report H. Rept 109-188 filed on July 26, 2005.

  • House Action. Conference Report agreed to by a vote of  410 to 10 on July 28, 2005.

  • Senate Action. Conference Report agreed to by a vote of  99 to 1 on July 29, 2005.

  • Office of Budget Summary of Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Conference Action.

Executive Action:

  • Cleared for The White House. Cleared for the White House on July 29, 2005, presented to the President on July 29, 2005.

  • Signed by the President. Signed by the President on August 2, 2005.

  • Public Law number assigned. Became Public Law No.: 109-54, on August 2, 2005.

Bill Summary and Status for HR 2361



The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

Congressional Action: (HR 2419)

  • Reported by the House Committee. House Committee on Appropriations reported HR 2419 on May 18, 2005 (H. Rept. 109-86).

  • Passed by the House. Passed by the House by a vote of 416 to 13 on May 24, 2005.

  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read Twice to the Committee on Appropriations on May 24, 2005.

  • Reported by the Senate Committee. Senate Committee on Appropriations reported the legislation on June 16, 2005 (S. Rept. 109-84).

  • Passed by the Senate. Passed by the Senate by a vote of  92 to 3 on July 1, 2005.

  • Conference Action. Conference Report H. Rept 109-275 filed on November 7, 2005.

  • House Action. Conference Report agreed to by a vote of  399 to 17 on November 9, 2005.

  • Senate Action. Conference Report agreed to by a vote of  84 to 4 on November 14, 2005.

  • Office of Budget Summary of Energy and Water Conference Action.

Executive Action:

  • Cleared for The White House. Cleared for the White House on November 15, 2005, presented to the President on November 18, 2005.

  • Signed by the President. Signed by the President on August 2, 2005.

  • Public Law Number Assigned. Became Public Law No.: 109-103, on November 19, 2005.

Bill Summary and Status for HR 2419



Continuing Resolution

The Interior and Related Agencies bill was enacted before the end of fiscal year 2005. Programs normally included in the Energy and Water Development bill were covered under the first of three 2006 continuing resolutions until the 2006 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act was signed by the President on November 19, 2005.

  • Continuing Resolution 1: (H.J. Res 68)

  • House Action. Passed the House by a vote of 348 to 64 on September 29, 2005.

  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by a voice vote on September 30, 2005.

  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 109-77 on September 30, 2005.


 

Emergency Supplementals

Fall Hurricane/Avian Flu Supplemental

Congressional Action:

  • Conference Agreement. The conference agreement on the 2006 Defense Appropriations Act reported on December 18, 2005 included a 2006 supplemental providing funds for Hurricane Katrina response and recovery and for detection of avian flu (H.Rept. 109-359).

  • Office of Budget Summary of Conference Agreement.

Executive Action:

  • Signed by the President. The 2006 Defense Appropriations Act was signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 109-148 on December 30, 2005.


Spring Hurricane Supplemental

Congressional Action (HR 4939):

  • House Action. The House Appropriations Committee reported a bill providing supplemental funds for the global war on terror and for hurricane recovery on March 13, 2006 (H.R. 4939; H. Rept. 109-388). The bill passed the House on March 16, by a vote of  348 to 71.

  • Senate Action. The Senate Appropriations Committee reported the legislation on April 7 (S. Rept. 109-230) and the Senate passed the legislation on May 4 by a vote of 77 to 21.

  • Conference Agreement. Conference agreement on the legislation was reached on June 8 (H.Rept. 109-494). The House agreed to the conference report on June 13 by a vote of 351 to 67. The Senate agreed to the conference report on June 15, by a vote of
    98 to l
    .

  • Office of Budget summary of supplemental.

Executive Action:

  • Signed by the President. The President signed H.R. 4939 on June 15 and it became Public Law No.: 109-234.


Fire Supplemental

Congressional Action:

  • Conference Agreement. The conference agreement filed on September 25, 2006 on 2007 Defense Appropriations Act included a $100 million 2006 fire supplemental for Interior agencies.

Executive Action:

  • Signed by the President. The 2007 Defense Appropriations Act was signed by the President on September 30, 2006 and became Public Law No.: 109-289.

 


Summary Information

  • Summary: House Committee Action on the Fiscal Year 2006 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

  • Summary: House Floor Action on the Fiscal Year 2006 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

  • Summary: of Conference Action on the Fiscal Year 2006 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.