P.L. 110-329, The Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (16 comments ↓ | 15 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.

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June 18, 2007, 6:05pm (report abuse)

More money for nothing.


June 20, 2007, 9:03am (report abuse)



August 1, 2007, 1:16pm (report abuse)

very good bill, gives cbp officers law enforcement status and continues to protect our country


August 6, 2007, 8:35am (report abuse)

It's important, but did they take out this section? I see it in the summary, but cant find it in the actual Bill.


August 7, 2007, 7:34pm (report abuse)

THIS IS THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF HR2638PP. This is the bill that passed the Senate.

Ordered to be printed with the amendment of the Senate

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]

[Struck out->] SEC. 533. The Commissioner of United States Customs and Border Protection shall, not later than July 1, 2008, establish for the United States Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) position, a new classification (`CBPO/LEO'), which shall be identical to the current position description for a CBPO, and include, but not be limited to, eligibility for treatment accorded to law enforcement officers under subchapter III of chapter 83, and chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code....Look up the rest. Ran out of char.

Guess this means Congress doesn't want CBPO to enforce laws?? Just try to spot a danger and REPORT IT. Am I wrong to assume this?


August 8, 2007, 6:42pm (report abuse)

Go the the latest version HR 2638(PP) CBP section. Forward to the last page. Its still there!!!!!


August 9, 2007, 4:05pm (report abuse)

Still don't see it. Can you provide Title or section? I think they struck it from the Bill. I see it under H.R.1684, but that hasn't been voted on yet.


August 13, 2007, 8:54am (report abuse)

They play on our fear, keep feeding our fear in the media, and we vote for more gov't control and pay for it ourselfs, while this country is in debt 9 TRILLION.


October 12, 2007, 11:26am (report abuse)

if the version of the house bill includes language that the senate bill does not, ie. CBP (LEO retirment) the language gets included in its final version......differences between the two bills have not been worked out in the senate as of yet.do not go by h.r 1684, because so many changes were made to that bill it got a new number...h.r 2638

Bill Gates

November 4, 2007, 2:44pm (report abuse)

Waste of money, more taxes, less happy people. Who wants that!?

Isabella Rosewood

November 4, 2007, 2:50pm (report abuse)

SH, never go into public and say that. People would mistake you as a terrorist. The Department of Homeland Security is for our own protection. It protects us against terrorists and the aftershock. This bill just doesn't work, though. Waste of money, unhappy citizens, more taxes!? Who wants that!?

Noam Biale, ACLU

November 5, 2007, 2:17pm (report abuse)

This bill is now in conference committee with the Senate version, S 1664. The House version includes an appropriation of $50 million for implementing the Real ID Act. Efforts to add to that funding in the Senate were defeated. The ACLU and 65 other organizations have sent a letter to the bill conferees asking them to strip funding for this failed, invasive program.

The letter can be found at:


More information on Real ID can be found at:


Daniel D

November 8, 2007, 11:17am (report abuse)

Wow! People want CBPO's to put their lives on the line without the LEO perks... No wonder CBPO's are jumping ship. Which means more money to be spent on hiring... The light is on. Just open your eyes.


December 21, 2007, 9:04am (report abuse)

I had more faith in my senators from TN. I will vote for a change in their race the next time.


December 21, 2007, 9:07am (report abuse)



September 30, 2008, 12:40pm (report abuse)

When will the president sign the bill? Today is the last day!

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