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Fiscal Year 2007



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 2007 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.

2007 President's Budget Department of the Interior Appendix.


Hearings

  • Statement of Gale A. Norton, Secretary of the Interior Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - March 1, 2006 (HTML Format) (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Gale A. Norton Secretary of the Interior Before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the 2007 President's Budget Request - March 2, 2006 (HTML Format) (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Gale A. Norton Secretary of the Interior Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development on the 2007 President's Budget Request - March 8, 2006 (HTML Format) (PDF Format)

  • Statement of P. Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies - March 30, 2006 (HTML Format) (PDF Format)


Bills


DOI, Environment, & Related Agencies Appropriations Bill:

Congressional Action: (HR 5386)

  • Reported by the House Committee. The House Committee on Appropriations reported HR 5386 on May 15, 2006 (H. Rept. 109-465 ).

  • Office of Budget Summary of House Committee Action.

  • Passed by the House. Passed by the House by a vote of 293 to 128 on May 18, 2006.

  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read Twice and Referred to the Committee on Appropriations on May 19, 2006.

  • Reported by the Senate Committee. The Senate Committee on Appropriations reported the legislation on June 29, 2006 (S. Rept. 109-275).

  • Office of Budget Summary of House floor and Senate committee action.

  • Senate Floor Action. The 2007 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies bill was not debated on the Senate floor.

  • Continuing Resolution. Funding for Interior programs was continued after the end of the 109th Congress by the 3rd 2007 Continuing Resolution (Public Law No.: 109-383).

  • Full Year Continuing Resolution At the outset of the 110th Congress, the Congress adopted and the President signed a full year continuing resolution (Public Law No.: 110-5). The full year CR continued funding at 2006 levels, but provided increases to cover 50% of the January 2007 pay raise and selected increases for some accounts, including BLM Management of Land and Resources, FWS Resource Management, NPS Operation of the National Park System and BIA Operation of Indian Programs. The Department was required to submit an Operating Plan detailing how funds under the CR would be allocated at the activity and subactivity level.

Bill Summary and Status for HR 5386



The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

Congressional Action: (HR 5427)

  • Reported by the House Committee. The House Committee on Appropriations reported HR 5427 on May 19, 2006 (H. Rept. 109-474).

  • Passed by the House. Passed by the House by a vote of 404 to 20 on May 24, 2006.

  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read Twice and Referred to the Committee on Appropriations on May 25, 2006.

  • Report by the Senate Committee. The Senate Committee on Appropriations reported the legislation on June 29, 2006 (S. Rept. 109-274).

  • Senate Floor Action. The 2007 Energy and Water Development bill was not debated on the Senate floor.

  • Continuing Resolution. Funding for Reclamation programs was continued after the end of the 109th Congress by the 3rd 2007 Continuing Resolution (Public Law No.: 109-383).

  • Full Year Continuing Resolution. At the outset of the 110th Congress, the Congress adopted and the President signed a full year continuing resolution (Public Law No.: 110-5). The full year CR continued funding at 2006 levels, but provided increases to cover 50% of the January 2007 pay raise. The Department was required to submit an Operating Plan detailing how funds under the CR would be allocated at the activity and subactivity level.

Bill Summary and Status for HR 5427



Continuing Resolutions

  • Continuing Resolution 1: (Defense: HR 5631)
  • Reported by the House Committee. The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure H. Rept 109-504 on June 16, 2006.
  • Passed by the House. Passed by the House by a vote of 407 to 19 on June 20, 2006.
  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read Twice and Referred to the Committee on Appropriations on June 21, 2006.
  • Reported by the Senate Committee. Senate Committee on Appropriations reported a Written Report No. 109-292 on July 25, 2006.
  • Passed by the Senate. Passed by the Senate by a vote of 98 to 0 on September 7, 2006.
  • Conference Action. Conference Report H. Rept 109-676 on September 25, 2006.
  • House Action. Conference Report agreed to by a vote of 394 to 22 on September 26, 2006.
  • Senate Action. Conference Report agreed to by a vote of 100 to 0 on September 29, 2006.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 109-289 on September 29, 2006.



  • Continuing Resolution 2: (H.J. Res. 100)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a voice vote on November 15, 2006.
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent on November 15, 2006.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 109-369 on November 17, 2006.



  • Continuing Resolution 3: (H.J. Res. 102)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a vote of 370 to 20 on December 8, 2006.
  • Senate Action. Passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent on December 9, 2006.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 109-383 on December 9, 2006.



  • Continuing Resolution 4: (H.J. Res. 20)
  • House Action. Passed the House by a vote of 256 to 140 on January 31, 2007.
  • Senate Action. Received in the Senate and Read the first time, placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under read the first time on January 31, 2007.
  • Executive Action. Signed by the President and became Public Law No.: 110-5 on February 15, 2007.



Supplemental Appropriations

 Congressional Action: (H.R. 1591; S. 965; H.R. 2206)

  • House Action. The House Appropriations Committee reported a supplemental appropriations bill providing funding for U.S. troop readiness, veterans' care, Katrina recovery, and Iraq accountability on March 20, 2007 (H.R. 1591; H. Rept. 110-60). The bill passed the House by a vote of 218 to 212 on March 23.

  • Senate Action. The Senate Appropriations Committee reported its version of the bill on March 22 (S. 965; S. Rept. 110-37). On March 29, the Senate passed the House bill by a vote of 51 to 47, after substituting the text of its bill as an amendment.

  • Conference Agreement. A conference agreement was reported on April 24 (H.Rept. 110-167). The House adopted the Conference Report on April 25, by a vote of 212 to 208. The Senate agreed to the Conference Report by a vote of 51 to 46 on April 26.

  • Veto Override. H.R. 1591 was vetoed by the President and a House vote to override the veto failed, 222 to 203.

  • Further House Action. On May 10, the House took up a new supplemental appropriations bill (H.R. 2206), which passed by a vote of 221 to 205. (No written report on this bill was filed.)

  • Senate Action. The Senate returned H.R. 2206 to the House with an amendment on May 17.

  • Final Action. On May 24, the House agreed to the Senate amendment, with an amendment. The Senate agreed to the House amendment later the same day, clearing the bill for the President.

  • Interior Provisions. The final bill included $95 million for Interior wildland fire suppression, $18 million for Reclamation drought assistance, $13.2 million for avian flu, and $10 million for NPS historic preservation grants for recovery from hurricane damage.

  • Office of Budget summary of final bill.



Executive Action:

  • Veto. The President vetoed H.R. 1591 on May 1.

  • Signed by the President. The President signed H.R. 2206 on May 25 and it became Public Law No.: 110-28.

Bill Summary and Status for H.R. 1591, S. 965, and H.R. 2206



Summary Information

  • Summary: House Committee Action on the Fiscal Year 2007 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill - (PDF Format)

  • Summary: House floor and Senate committee action on the Fiscal Year 2007 Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill - (PDF Format)

  • Summary: Department of the Interior Highlights of Congressional Action on the Fiscal Year 2007 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill - (PDF Format)