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


Sep 17, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 23, 2010

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


Pub.L. 111-148


Charles “Charlie” Rangel

Representative for New York's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010
Length: 906 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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 ...

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Sep 17, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 8, 2009
Passed House

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

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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3590”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


40 cosponsors (37D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Oct 8, 2009 12:15 p.m.
Passed 416/0
Nov 21, 2009 7:55 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 60/39
Dec 16, 2009 3:21 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 56/41
Dec 23, 2009 4:18 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 60/39
Dec 24, 2009 7:05 a.m.
Bill Passed 60/39
Concurring in the Senate Amendment
Mar 21, 2010 10:49 p.m.
Passed 219/212

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. 4872 (Related)
Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

Enacted — Signed by the President
Mar 30, 2010

H.Res. 1203 (Related)
Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 3590) to amend ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 21, 2010

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