H.R. 6331 (110th): Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 ("MIPPA"), is a 2008 statute of United States Federal legislation which amends the Social Security Act.

On July 15, 2008, President George W. Bush vetoed the bill. On that same day the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to overturn the veto.

This law contained the first revision to ...


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Jun 20, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Veto Overridden on Jul 15, 2008

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on July 15, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-275


Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Representative for New York's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2008
Length: 103 pages


Jun 20, 2008

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 24, 2008
Passed House

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

Jun 26, 2008
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Jul 9, 2008
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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 15, 2008

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

Jul 15, 2008
House Overrides Veto

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

Jul 15, 2008
Enacted — Veto Overridden

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

H.R. 6331 (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.

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

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