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H.R. 1591 (110th): U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007

Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Sponsor and status

David “Dave” Obey

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 3, 2007
Length: 381 pages
Mar 20, 2007
110th Congress (2007–2009)

Vetoed & Override Failed in House on May 2, 2007

This bill was vetoed. The House attempted to override the veto on May 2, 2007 but failed.

See Instead

H.R. 2206 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — May 25, 2007


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 1591 - U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act (Mar 19, 2007)

What legislators are saying

Inhofe again rejects democrats effort to micromanage the war
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Mar 28, 2007

Cornyn: We Must Pass Funding For Troops Without Pork, Strings Attached
    — Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] on Mar 27, 2007

Crapo urges funding for rural schools
    — Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] on Mar 27, 2007

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Mar 20, 2007

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Mar 20, 2007
Ordered Reported

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

Mar 23, 2007
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Mar 29, 2007
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Mar 29, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Apr 25, 2007
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

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.

Apr 26, 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.

May 1, 2007

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

May 2, 2007
House Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the House. The bill is now dead.

Jul 3, 2007
Text Published

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

H.R. 1591 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1591. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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