Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
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.
The Department of the Interior "Budget in Brief" highlights and describes details of the fiscal year 2006 request.
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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.
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.
Fall Hurricane/Avian Flu Supplemental
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).
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.