H.R. 6028 (110th): Merida Initiative to Combat Illicit Narcotics and Reduce Organized Crime Authorization Act of 2008


May 13, 2008
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 June 10, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


Howard Berman

Representative for California's 28th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2008
Length: 55 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize law enforcement and security assistance, and assistance to enhance the rule of law and strengthen civilian institutions, for Mexico and the countries of Central America, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

6/10/2008--Passed House amended.Merida Initiative to Combat Illicit Narcotics and Reduce Organized Crime Authorization Act of 2008 - TitleI - Assistance for MexicoSubtitleA - Law Enforcement and Security AssistanceSection112 - Authorizes ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 13, 2008

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 14, 2008
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.

Jun 10, 2008
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. 6028”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (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
Jun 10, 2008 1:31 p.m.
Passed 311/106

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