Homeland Security

Legislation

 

The PATRIOT Act Bill Summary Bill Text
The Homeland Security Act of 2003 Bill Summary Bill Text
Military Commission Act of 2006 Bill Summary Bill Text
USA PATRIOT Reauthorization Act Bill Summary Bill Text
Protect America Act of 2007 Bill Summary Bill Text

 

Significant Votes

 

House Votes on Homeland Security
YearRoll CallLegislation
2001398The Patriot Act
2002367The Homeland Security Act of 2002
2006508Military Commission Act of 2006
2006502Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act
200620USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006
2007836Protect America Act of 2007
2008437FISA Amendment Acts of 2008
2009746Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010
2011932Arrest and Detention of US Citizens
 

 

Senate Votes on Homeland Security
YearRoll CallLegislation
2001313The Patriot Act
2001281Authorization for the Use of Force
2002249The Homeland Security Act of 2002
2004199Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
2006259Military Commission Act of 2006
200625USA PATRIOT Reauthorization Act
2007340Restore Habeas Corpus
2007309Protect America Act of 2007
200820FISA Amendment Acts of 2007
2011230Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Final Passage
2011218Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Senate Passage
2011212Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Cloture
2011210Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Udall Amendment to Repeal Provision

 

Additional Legislation

Each year, there are numerous bills introduced that are not voted on in the House or Senate. These bills may be sponsored by numerous people and a representative's co-sponsorship of that legislation gives insight into that person's viewpoints.

Senate Bills on Homeland Security
SessionBill NumberCo-SponsorsBill Title
112S 2890FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
112S 16981Enemy Expatriation Act
111S 2912Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility Safe Closure Act of 2009
111S 37010Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility Safe Closure Act of 2009
111S 10717Protecting America's Communities Act
111S 10811A bill to prohibit the release of enemy combatants into the United States
111S Res 4037A resolution relating to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
110S 18531Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007
110S 417Improving America's Security Act of 2007
110S 57613Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007
110S 123712Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007
110S 208811National Security Letter Reform Act of 2007
109S 208247Extending Provisions of the PATRIOT Act
109S 216731Extending Portions of the USA PATRIOT Act
109S 236913Delayed Notice Search Warrants
109S 1212Targeting Terrorists More Effectively Act of 2005
104S 3907A bill to improve the ability of the United States to respond to the international terrorist threat.

 

House Bills on Homeland Security
SessionBill NumberCo-SponsorsBill Title
112H R 1096To establish a national commission on presidential war powers and civil liberties
112H R 3880Detainee Trials at Gitmo Act
112H R 45981Military Tribunals for Terrorists Act 2011
112H R 49513See Something, Say Something Act of 2011
112H R 5142FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
112H R 31661Enemy Expatriation Act
111H R 287574Detainee Photographic Records Protection Act of 2009
111H R 449054Detainee Transfer and Release Security Act of 2010
111H R 446345Military Tribunals for Terrorists Act of 2010
111H R 89335American Anti-Torture Act of 2009
111H R 10739Federal Funds for Transferring Detainees
110H R 1399249Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007
110H R 1246149Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2007
110H R 141687Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007
110H R 411479American Anti-Torture Act of 2007
110H R 141577Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007
110H R 313872Resolution Redefining Electronic Surveillance
110H R 135260Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act
110H R 282656Habeas Corpus for Detainees
110H R 38352American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007
110H R 544064FISA Amendments Act of 2008