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H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007

Oct 1, 2008 at 9:22 p.m. ET. On Passage of the Bill in the Senate.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1424 (110th) in the Senate.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of economic stimulus relief during the 2008 financial crisis as well as other unrelated provisions. It was the Senate's October 2008 plan, and it became law. The bill contains sections for: * Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 * Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 * Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008 * Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 * Heartland Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008 This bill was originally introduced in March 2007 and passed the House as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In October 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the economic relief bill with an amendment that replaced the entire text of the bill with new, unrelated provisions. The House's initial vehicle for passage of its economic relief plan was H.R. 3997, but they failed to pass their amendment co-opting the bill --- H.R. 3997 did not pass.


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Yea 75%
Nay 25%
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Bill Passed. 3/5 Required. Source:

The Yea votes represented 82% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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