H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007


Jul 31, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 4, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.


James Oberstar

Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 4, 2007
Length: 47 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 40, United States Code, to provide a comprehensive regional approach to economic and infrastructure development in the most severely economically distressed regions in the Nation.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Establishes the Delta Regional Commission, the Northern Great Plains Regional Commission, the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission, the Southwest Border Regional Commission, and the Northern Border Regional Commission.Directs each ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 31, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Aug 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.

Sep 17, 2007
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

Oct 4, 2007
Passed House

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3246”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


18 cosponsors (16D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Sep 17, 2007 6:57 p.m.
Failed 225/152
Oct 4, 2007 1:46 p.m.
Passed 264/154

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. 1349 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 16, 2005

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

Enacted — Veto Overridden
Jun 18, 2008

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