H.R. 2206 (110th): U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2206 (110th) in the Senate. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, (Pub.L. 110–28, 121 Stat. 112, enacted May 25, 2007), is an emergency appropriations act passed by the 110th United States Congress that provides funding for the Iraq War through September 30, 2007. A prior version of the act, H.R. 1591, included a timeline for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. H.R. 1591 was passed by Congress but vetoed by the President. While the veto of H.R. 1591 could have caused delays for Iraq war expenditures, the availability of funds resulting from the passage of the Defense Appropriations Act on September 29, 2006, allowed the Department of Defense to continue Iraq War spending in the interim period between the veto of H.R. 1591 and the President's signature of approval for H.R. 2206. The Feed and Forage Act was not invoked by the U.S. government in the days prior to the passage of H.R. 2206.

Components of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007 include:

  • Funding for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (Title I)
  • Disaster relief related to Hurricane Katrina (Title II)
  • Elimination of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) shortfall and other health matters (Title VII)
  • The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (Title VIII)

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Congress
110th Congress
Date
May 24, 2007
Chamber
Senate
Number
#181
Question:
On the Motion (Motion to Concur in House Amdt. to Senate Amdt to H.R.2206) in the Senate
Result:
Motion Agreed to

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 80
 
 
 
80%
42 37 1
  Nay 14
 
 
 
14%
3 10 1
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
4 2 0
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