RECENT VOTES

Homeland Security Appropriations

On Thursday October 15, 2009, the House considered the conference report on H.R. 2892: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The bill originally passed the House in late June, and the Senate passed its version shortly later in July. The conference report provides $44 billion, which is a 6% increase over FY09 funding. This amount includes $10.1 billion for Customs & Border Patrol, $5.7 billion for Customs & Immigration Enforcement, $10.1 billion for the Coast Guard, and $7.7 billion for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Border fencing was one issue that had to be resolved between the two chambers in the conference committee — ultimately it was agreed that the bill would provide $800 million for this purpose but would not include a Senate provision that called for a double-layered fence along 700 miles of the Mexican border.

I voted YES. The conference report on H.R. 2892 passed the House and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
DEMOCRAT

244

6

0

5

REPUBLICAN

63

108

0

6

TOTAL

307

114

0

11

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

9

1

0

0