Congressman Rohrabacher Pleased with Passage of FY2006 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
Washington, May 17, 2005 - On May 17, 2005 the House passed the FY2006 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, H.R. 1817. The legislation provides $30.85 billion for operations and activities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in fiscal year 2006, an increase of $1.37 billion above the fiscal year 2005 enacted levels, excluding $2.5 billion in advance appropriations for BioShield, and $1.3 billion above the President's request. The bill includes provisions to:
- Protect our borders and reinvigorate immigration enforcement
- Support state and local first responders
- Enhance transportation security
- Support science and technology advances to protect our country
- Protect critical infrastructure
"This legislation is vital for those of us in Southern California," said Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. "We have critical economic and military facilities that would make very tempting targets for terrorists. I am pleased to support this measure that will help keep our district safe."