Homeland Security Act of 2002
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 H. R. 5005, Pub. L. No. 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135 (Nov. 25, 2002), introduced in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, created the Department of Homeland Security by reorganizing and centralizing a variety of previously-unconnected governmental agencies.
The bill was sponsored by Representative Richard Armey [TX-26] and introduced in the House June 24, 2002.
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