H.R. 976 (110th): Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

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Feb 9, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Vetoed & Override Failed in House on Oct 18, 2007

This bill was vetoed. The House attempted to override the veto on October 18, 2007 but failed.


Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Representative for New York's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 28, 2007
Length: 109 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 3963 (same title)
Vetoed & Override Failed in House — Jan 23, 2008

About the bill

Full Title

An act to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Feb 9, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 12, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Feb 16, 2007
Passed House

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

Aug 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.

Aug 4, 2007
Text Published

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

Sep 26, 2007
Text Published

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

Sep 27, 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.

Oct 3, 2007

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

Oct 18, 2007
House Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the House. The bill is now dead.

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


72 cosponsors (58D, 14R) (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
Feb 16, 2007 5:10 p.m.
Passed 360/45
Jul 30, 2007 5:32 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 80/0
Aug 2, 2007 4:43 p.m.
Motion Rejected 47/52
Aug 2, 2007 10 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 67/32
Aug 2, 2007 10:18 p.m.
Bill Passed 68/31
Concurring in the Senate Amendment
Sep 25, 2007 8:53 p.m.
Passed 265/159
Sep 27, 2007 11:58 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 69/30
On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the Amendments of the House to the Amendments of the Senate to H.R.976)
Sep 27, 2007 7:54 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 67/29

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.

H.R. 3963 (Related)
Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

Vetoed & Override Failed in House
Jan 23, 2008

S. 1893 (Related)
Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 27, 2007

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