H.R. 1495 (110th): Water Resources Development Act of 2007


Mar 13, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Veto Overridden on Nov 9, 2007

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on November 9, 2007.


Pub.L. 110-114


James Oberstar

Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2007
Length: 251 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes.

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Mar 13, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 15, 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.

Apr 19, 2007
Passed House

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

May 16, 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.

Jul 3, 2007
Text Published

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

Aug 1, 2007
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.

Sep 24, 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.

Nov 2, 2007

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Nov 6, 2007
House Overrides Veto

A vote to override the President's veto succeeded in the House. The Senate must do the same.

Nov 9, 2007
Enacted — Veto Overridden

Congress overrided the veto of the President. The bill 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.


3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Apr 19, 2007 7:08 p.m.
Passed 394/25
May 10, 2007 9:59 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 89/7
May 16, 2007 5:15 p.m.
Bill Passed 91/4
On the Conference Report
Aug 1, 2007 10:25 p.m.
Passed 381/40
On the Conference Report
Sep 24, 2007 5:51 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 81/12
Nov 8, 2007 11:45 a.m.
Veto Overridden 79/14

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.

H.R. 5892 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 29, 2010

S. 1248 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 30, 2007

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