H.R. 1429 (110th): Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007


Mar 9, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 12, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 12, 2007.


Pub.L. 110-134


Dale Kildee

Representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 3, 2007
Length: 87 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To reauthorize the Head Start Act, to improve program quality, to expand access, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 - Amends the Head Start Act (the Act) to revise and reauthorize Head Start programs.Section2 - Includes among the aims of ... Read more >


Mar 9, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 14, 2007
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 2, 2007
Passed House

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

Jun 19, 2007
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.

Jul 3, 2007
Text Published

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

Nov 14, 2007
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The House approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Nov 14, 2007
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 12, 2007
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. 1429”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


26 cosponsors (23D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

May 2, 2007 5:40 p.m.
Failed 165/254
May 2, 2007 5:47 p.m.
Agreed to 312/107
May 2, 2007 5:56 p.m.
Agreed to 372/50
May 2, 2007 6:03 p.m.
Failed 137/286
May 2, 2007 6:11 p.m.
Failed 161/262
May 2, 2007 6:20 p.m.
Agreed to 253/171
May 2, 2007 6:28 p.m.
Agreed to 229/195
May 2, 2007 7:06 p.m.
Passed 365/48
On the Conference Report
Nov 14, 2007 1:17 p.m.
Passed 381/36
On the Conference Report
Nov 14, 2007 4:30 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 95/0

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 556 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2007

H.Res. 813 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 14, 2007

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