The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005 (H.R. 4567) has passed both the House of Representatives
and the Senate
and is being forwarded to the President for signature and enactment into law. Among other things, this bill provides the following: (1) for operations of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), $4.6 billion; (2) for development of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), not less than $321 million (with conditions); (3) for operations of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), $2.37 billion; (4) for expenses related to maritime and land transportation security grants and services, $65 million; (5) for expenses of the Coast Guard, $5.17 billion; (6) for the USCG Integrated Deepwater Systems program, $679 million (with conditions); and (7) for port security grants, $125 million. (6/18/04).