H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007


Mar 9, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 3, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 3, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-343


Patrick Kennedy

Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2008
Length: 169 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide authority for the Federal Government to purchase and insure certain types of troubled assets for the purposes of providing stability to and preventing disruption in the economy and financial system and protecting taxpayers, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.

This is the Senate's October 2008 Economic Stimulus Relief Bill. This bill was originally introduced in March 2007 and passed the House as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In October 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the relief bill with an amendment that rewrites the whole bill. The House's initial vehicle was ...

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Mar 9, 2007

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Jul 18, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Mar 5, 2008
Passed House

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

Oct 1, 2008
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.

Oct 2, 2008
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Oct 3, 2008
House Agreed to Changes

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

Oct 3, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1424”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


274 cosponsors (233D, 41R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Mar 5, 2008 8:03 p.m.
Passed 268/148
Oct 1, 2008 9:22 p.m.
Bill Passed 74/25
Concurring in the Senate Amendment
Oct 3, 2008 1:22 p.m.
Passed 263/171

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.R. 1367 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 7, 2007

H.Res. 1525 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 3, 2008

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