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H.R. 1585 (110th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
On Passage of the Bill in the House

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1585 (110th) in the House. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

It was not the final House vote on the bill. See the history of H.R. 1585 (110th) for further details.


All Votes D R
Aye 92%
No 6%
Not Voting 2%

Passed. Simple Majority Required. May 17, 2007 at 12:48 p.m. ET. Source:

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Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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Statistically Notable Votes

Statistically notable votes are the votes that are most surprising, or least predictable, given how other members of each voter’s party voted and other factors.

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