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H.R. 5938 (110th): Former Vice President Protection Act of 2008

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide secret service protection to former Vice Presidents, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

John Conyers Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 16, 2008
Length: 6 pages
May 1, 2008
110th Congress (2007–2009)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 26, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 26, 2008.

Pub.L. 110-326

3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 6060: Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008

Introduced on May 14, 2008. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2168: Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2007

Passed Senate (House next) on Nov 15, 2007. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2213: Cyber-Crime Act of 2007

Introduced on Oct 22, 2007. 62% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2290: Cyber-Security Enhancement Act of 2007

Introduced on May 14, 2007. 50% incorporated. (compare text)


May 1, 2008

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May 14, 2008
Ordered Reported

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Jun 9, 2008
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 30, 2008
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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.

Jul 31, 2008
Text Published

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

Sep 15, 2008
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 26, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5938 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5938. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

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

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