skip to main content

H.R. 3590 (111th): Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

About the bill

This is the Senate's health care bill. The bill started off with text regarding an unrelated matter but the Senate is co-opted this bill as a vehicle for passage of their reform and changed the text in whole to the health care bill. They do this because the Constitution requires all revenue bills to start in the House, and their health reform plan involves revenue. So they have chosen to work off of a bill that started in the House, even if that bill is unrelated.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 15th congressional district. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2010
Length: 906 pages
Introduced:

Sep 17, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 23, 2010

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 23, 2010.

Law:

Pub.L. 111-148

History

Sep 17, 2009
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 8, 2009
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Nov 19, 2009
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Amendment.

Dec 24, 2009
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Dec 24, 2009
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Mar 21, 2010
 
House 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.

Mar 23, 2010
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3590 (111th) 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 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 3590 — 111th Congress: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. November 20, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr3590>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.