H.R. 797 (110th): Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act of 2007

Introduced:

Feb 5, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 26, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 26, 2007.

Law:

Pub.L. 110-157

Sponsor:

Tammy Baldwin

Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2007
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve low-vision benefits matters, matters relating to burial and memorial affairs, and other matters under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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History

Feb 5, 2007
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 15, 2007
 
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.

Mar 21, 2007
 
Passed House

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

Nov 2, 2007
 
Passed Senate with Changes

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.

Nov 5, 2007
 
Text Published

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

Dec 12, 2007
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Dec 17, 2007
 
Senate 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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 26, 2007
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 797”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
64 cosponsors (49D, 15R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Mar 21, 2007 5:30 p.m.
Passed 424/0

Related Bills

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

H.Res. 855 (Caused-Action)
Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act of 2007

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 11, 2007

S. 1163 (Included-In)
Blinded Veterans Paired Organ Act of 2007

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 27, 2007

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