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Committees Reach Conference Agreement on Homeland Security Appropriations Bill; Include Three-Year Extension of E-Verify

Thursday, October 8, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have reached a conference agreement on the FY 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The conference agreement totals $42.776 billion of discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2010, $2.648 billion, or 6.6 percent, above fiscal year 2009, and includes a three-year extension of E-Verify, and $137 million to operate the system and further improve its accuracy and compliance rates.

The conference report will now go to the House and Senate for final approval.

To view the conference summary report, click here: http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/Homeland_Security_FY10_Conference.pdf

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