H.R. 3963 (110th): Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

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Oct 24, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Vetoed & Override Failed in House on Jan 23, 2008

This bill was vetoed. The House attempted to override the veto on January 23, 2008 but failed.


John Dingell

Representative for Michigan's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 3, 2007
Length: 107 pages

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Full Title

To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.

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Oct 24, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 25, 2007
Passed House

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

Nov 1, 2007
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 12, 2007

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

Jan 23, 2008
House Override Failed

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

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


23 cosponsors (22D, 1R) (show)
Oct 25, 2007 5:06 p.m.
Passed 265/142
Oct 31, 2007 3:48 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 62/33
Nov 1, 2007 4:45 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 65/30
Nov 1, 2007 5:15 p.m.
Bill Passed 64/30

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H.R. 976 (Related)
Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

Vetoed & Override Failed in House
Oct 18, 2007

H.Res. 774 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 25, 2007

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