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


Mar 20, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


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.


Ike Skelton

Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district



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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.

Summary (CRS)

DivisionA - Department of Defense AuthorizationsTitleI - ProcurementSubtitleA - Authorization of AppropriationsSection101 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2008 for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force for aircraft, missiles, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 20, 2007

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

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.

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

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1585”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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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