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H.R. 1401 (110th): Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007

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To improve the security of railroads, public transportation, and over-the-road buses in the United States, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Bennie Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2007
Length: 124 pages
Mar 8, 2007
110th Congress (2007–2009)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 27, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 1: Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 3, 2007. (compare text)

18 Cosponsors (16 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 1401 - Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007 (Mar 27, 2007)

What legislators are saying

Lowey Praises Committee Passage of Comprehensive Rail and Public Transportation Security Act
    — Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 13, 2007

Bilirakis Touts Accomplishments
    — Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] on Apr 12, 2007

Rep. Gus Bilirakis Lauds Passage of Bi-Partisan Rail Security Legislation
    — Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] on Mar 27, 2007

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Mar 8, 2007

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Mar 13, 2007
Ordered Reported

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Mar 27, 2007
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 1401 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1401. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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