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


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

About the bill

Full Title

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare Program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs, and to maintain access to care in rural areas, including pharmacy access, and for other purposes.

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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 overrided the veto of the President. The bill became law.

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


1 cosponsors (1D) (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 24, 2008 12:36 p.m.
Passed 355/59
Jun 26, 2008 8:20 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected 58/40
Jul 9, 2008 4:11 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 69/30
Jul 15, 2008 5:58 p.m.
Veto Overridden 70/26

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 3101 (Related)
Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 9, 2008

S. 3144 (Related)
Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Acquisition Reform Act of 2008

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 17, 2008

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