H.R. 1 (108th): Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003


Jun 25, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 8, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 8, 2003.


Pub.L. 108-173


Dennis “Denny” Hastert

Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 25, 2003
Length: 415 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary prescription drug benefit under the medicare program and to strengthen and improve the medicare program, and for other purposes.

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Jun 25, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 27, 2003
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 7, 2003
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 22, 2003
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Nov 25, 2003
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 8, 2003
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


20 cosponsors (19R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jun 27, 2003 1:12 a.m.
Failed 175/255
Jun 27, 2003 2:33 a.m.
Passed 216/215
On the Conference Report
Nov 22, 2003 5:53 a.m.
Passed 220/215
Nov 24, 2003 12:36 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 70/29
Nov 24, 2003 3:21 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 61/39
On the Conference Report
Nov 25, 2003 9:23 a.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 54/44

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H.Res. 463 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 21, 2003

S. 1 (Included-In)
Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act of 2003

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jun 27, 2003

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