H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008


May 22, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Veto Overridden on May 22, 2008

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on May 22, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-234


Collin Peterson

Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 20, 2008
Length: 628 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 6124 (same title)
Enacted — Veto Overridden — Jun 18, 2008

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/22/2008--Public Law.Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 - TitleI - Commodity ProgramsSection1001 - Defines specified terms.SubtitleA - Direct Payments and Counter-Cyclical PaymentsSection1101 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) ... Read more >


May 22, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 19, 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.

Jul 27, 2007
Passed House

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

Dec 14, 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.

Jan 4, 2008
Text Published

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

May 14, 2008
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.

May 15, 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.

May 21, 2008

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

May 21, 2008
House Overrides Veto

A vote to override the President's veto succeeded in the House. The Senate must do the same.

May 22, 2008
Enacted — Veto Overridden

Congress overrided the veto of the President. The bill became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2419”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Jul 26, 2007 10:41 p.m.
Failed 117/309
Jul 27, 2007 12:49 p.m.
Agreed to 422/3
Jul 27, 2007 12:55 p.m.
Failed 182/245
Jul 27, 2007 12:59 p.m.
Failed 153/271
Jul 27, 2007 1:03 p.m.
Failed 144/282
Jul 27, 2007 1:09 p.m.
Failed 175/251
Jul 27, 2007 1:13 p.m.
Failed 175/252
Jul 27, 2007 1:18 p.m.
Failed 175/250
Jul 27, 2007 2:02 p.m.
Passed 231/191
Dec 14, 2007 3:03 p.m.
Bill Passed 79/14
On the Conference Report
May 14, 2008 4:07 p.m.
Passed 318/106
On the Conference Report
May 15, 2008 12:16 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 81/15
May 22, 2008 11:57 a.m.
Veto Overridden 82/13

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.

H.R. 6124 (Related)
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

Enacted — Veto Overridden
Jun 18, 2008

H.J.Res. 88 (Related)
Amending the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to reinsert the trade title ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 22, 2008

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