H.R. 2082 (110th): Intelligence 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:

May 1, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Vetoed & Override Failed in House on Mar 11, 2008

This bill was vetoed. The House attempted to override the veto on March 11, 2008 but failed.

Sponsor:

Silvestre Reyes

Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2008
Length: 58 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

May 1, 2007
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 2, 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 11, 2007
 
Passed House

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

Jul 3, 2007
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

Oct 3, 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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 4, 2007
 
Text Published

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

Dec 13, 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.

Feb 13, 2008
 
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.

Mar 8, 2008
 
Vetoed

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

Mar 11, 2008
 
House Override Failed

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

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