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. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).



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.


David “Dave” Obey

Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 3, 2007
Length: 93 pages

See Instead:

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


Mar 20, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 20, 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.

Mar 23, 2007
Passed House

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

Mar 29, 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.

Mar 29, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Apr 25, 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.

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 (Engrossed) 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.

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

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