H.R. 1585 (110th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.
Introduced:

Mar 20, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Dec 28, 2007

This bill was vetoed by the President on December 28, 2007 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.

Sponsor:

Ike Skelton

Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2007
Length: 601 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 4986 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jan 28, 2008

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Mar 20, 2007
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 9, 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 17, 2007
 
Passed House

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

Oct 1, 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.

Oct 4, 2007
 
Text Published

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

Oct 4, 2007
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Dec 12, 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.

Dec 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 28, 2007
 
Vetoed

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

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

Details

Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments
Readiness

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

Votes
May 16, 2007 8:20 p.m.
Failed 202/216
May 16, 2007 8:29 p.m.
Failed 136/288
May 16, 2007 8:42 p.m.
Failed 119/303
May 17, 2007 11:43 a.m.
Failed 127/299
May 17, 2007 11:49 a.m.
Failed 199/226
May 17, 2007 11:52 a.m.
Failed 201/219
May 17, 2007 11:57 a.m.
Agreed to 220/208
May 17, 2007 12:01 p.m.
Failed 199/229
May 17, 2007 12:48 p.m.
Passed 397/27
Jul 17, 2007 8:34 p.m.
Motion Rejected 44/47
Jul 17, 2007 11:59 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 41/37
Jul 18, 2007 5:13 a.m.
Motion Agreed to 37/23
Oct 1, 2007 5:59 p.m.
Bill Passed 92/3
On the Conference Report
Dec 12, 2007 4:55 p.m.
Passed 370/49
On the Conference Report
Dec 14, 2007 1:26 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 90/3

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. 1547 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 5, 2007

H.R. 4986 (Related)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 28, 2008

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