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HR 1591 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (222-203) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto on a bill that provides supplemental appropriations to various departments for the war on terror, Katrina disaster relief, other issues, and timetables for redeployment of troops in Iraq.

Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides supplemental appropriations to various departments for the war on terror, Katrina disaster relief, other issues, and timetables for redeployment of troops in Iraq.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (51-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides supplemental appropriations to various departments for the war on terror, Katrina disaster relief, other issues, and timetables for redeployment of troops in Iraq.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates the following:
    • $969.5 million for the Department of Agriculture, including $500 million for the war on terror, and $37.50 million for Emergency Farm Relief;
    • $366 million for the Department of Justice, including $316 million for the war on terror, and $50 million for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $96.96 billion for the Department of Defense, including $95.53 billion for the war on terror and $1.43 billion for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $150 million for the Department of Energy for its efforts in the war on terror;
    • $6.25 billion for the Department of Homeland Security, including $2.25 billion for the war on terror and $4 billion for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $5.75 billion for the Department of State for its efforts in the war on terror;
    • $253.4 million for the Department of Commerce, including $145 million for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $123.19 million for the Department of Interior, including $10 million for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes and $113.19 million for other matters;
    • $913 million for the Department of Health and Human Services;
    • $60 million for the Department of Education for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $1.79 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs; and
    • $35 million for the Department of Transportation for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes.
  • States that the funding in this bill cannot be used to establish a permanent military base in Iraq or to control oil fields in Iraq (Sec. 1311).
  • States that American forces will begin to be redeployed from Iraq by October 1, 2007 if the President determines that certain benchmarks are being made, or in failing to meet those benchmarks, to begin redeployment by July 1, 2007 with most being redeployed by March 2008, leaving a limited number of troops remaining to protect American personnel and infrastructure, to train and equip Iraqi forces, and to conduct targeted counter-terrorism operations (Sec. 1904).
  • Withholds 50 percent from the Economic Support Fund and International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Fund appropriations made in this bill if the Iraqi government does not meet certain benchmarks, including establishing a system to "equitably" share oil revenues among all Iraqis, implementing a system and schedule for provincial and local elections, and executing a plan to spend $10 billion in reconstruction projects on an "equitable" basis (Sec. 1904).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (218-208) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides supplemental appropriations to various departments for the war on terror, Katrina disaster relief, other issues, and timetables for redeployment of troops in Iraq.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates the following:
    • $969.5 million for the Department of Agriculture, including $500 million for the war on terror, and $37.50 million for Emergency Farm Relief;
    • $366 million for the Department of Justice, including $316 million for the war on terror, and $50 million for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $96.96 billion for the Department of Defense, including $95.53 billion for the war on terror and $1.43 billion for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $150 million for the Department of Energy for its efforts in the war on terror;
    • $6.25 billion for the Department of Homeland Security, including $2.25 billion for the war on terror and $4 billion for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $5.75 billion for the Department of State for its efforts in the war on terror;
    • $253.4 million for the Department of Commerce, including $145 million for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $123.19 million for the Department of Interior, including $10 million for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes and $113.19 million for other matters;
    • $913 million for the Department of Health and Human Services;
    • $60 million for the Department of Education for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $1.79 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs; and
    • $35 million for the Department of Transportation for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes.
  • States that the funding in this bill cannot be used to establish a permanent military base in Iraq or to control oil fields in Iraq (Sec. 1311).
  • States that American forces will begin to be redeployed from Iraq by October 1, 2007 if the President determines that certain benchmarks are being made, or in failing to meet those benchmarks, to begin redeployment by July 1, 2007 with most being redeployed by March 2008, leaving a limited number of troops remaining to protect American personnel and infrastructure, to train and equip Iraqi forces, and to conduct targeted counter-terrorism operations (Sec. 1904).
  • Withholds 50 percent from the Economic Support Fund and International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Fund appropriations made in this bill if the Iraqi government does not meet certain benchmarks, including establishing a system to "equitably" share oil revenues among all Iraqis, implementing a system and schedule for provincial and local elections, and executing a plan to spend $10 billion in reconstruction projects on an "equitable" basis (Sec. 1904).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (51-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides supplemental appropriations to various departments for the war on terror and other issues, addresses the minimum wage, and changes the tax code for businesses.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates the following:
    • $969 million for the Department of Agriculture, including $557 million for the war on terror, and $412 million for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $615.69 million for the Department of Justice, including $445.69 million for the war on terror, and $170 million for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $98.52 billion for the Department of Defense, including $93.68 billion for the war on terror and $4.85 billion for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $63 million for the Department of Energy for its efforts in the war on terror;
    • $6.31 billion for the Department of Homeland Security, including $2 billion for the war on terror and $4.31 billion for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $5.77 billion for the Department of State for its efforts in the war on terror;
    • $221.9 million for the Department of Commerce for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $146.19 million for the Department of Interior for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $1.53 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $57.41 million for the Department of Education for Katrina recovery efforts and other purposes;
    • $1.77 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs; and
    • $75 million for the Department of Transportation.
  • Requires certain federal agencies to develop plans to minimize the use of no-bid and cost-reimbursement contracts (Sec. 204).
  • Raises the federal minimum wage to $5.85 per hour starting the 60th day after enactment of this Act, $6.55 per hour one year after that 60th day, and $7.25 per hour two years after that 60th day (Sec. 501).
  • Creates additional tax credits for businesses and waives the alternative minimum tax limits on the work opportunity credit and the credit for taxes paid with respect to employee cash tips (Secs. 510-515).
  • States that most American forces will be redeployed from Iraq by March 31, 2008, with a limited number of troops remaining to protect American personnel and infrastructure, to train and equip Iraqi forces, and to conduct targeted counter-terrorism operations (Sec. 1315).
  • Withholds $1.41 billion from the Economic Support Fund and International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Fund appropriations made in this bill if the Iraqi government does not meet certain benchmarks, including establishing a system to "equitably" share oil revenues among all Iraqis, implementing a system and schedule for provincial and local elections, and executing a plan to spend $10 billion in reconstruction projects on an "equitable" basis (Sec. 1710).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (218-212) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates for specified activities related to the global war on terror, to the Departments of Agriculture, of Justice, of Defense, of Energy, of Homeland Security, of Veterans Affairs, and of State.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates the following:
    • $207.26 billion to the Department of Defense, including $1.34 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers for construction and flood control;
    • $5.90 billion to the Department of State;
    • $1.42 billion to the Department of Agriculture;
    • $810 million to the Department of Health and Human Services;
    • $6.81 billion to the Department of Homeland Security;
    • $1.73 billion to the Department of the Interior;
    • $155 million to the Department of Commerce;
    • $158 million to the Department of Justice;
    • $150 million to the Department of Energy for Defense Nuclear nonproliferation;
    • $80 million to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for tenant-based rental assistance;
    • $63 million to the Legislative Branch;
    • $25 million to the Small Business Administration for the Disaster Loans Program Account; and
    • $10 million to the Office of the Inspector General.
  • Prohibits funds appropriated in this or any other Act from being used to (Sec. 1311):
    • Establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq; or
    • Exercise United States control over any oil resource of Iraq.
  • Prohibits funds appropriated in this Act from being used in contravention to the laws and regulations enacted to implement the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Sec. 1313).
  • Requires that the Secretary of Defense submit a report once a month until October 1, 2008, to the Congressional Defense Committees, that contains individual transition readiness assessments by unit of Iraq and Afghan security forces. (Sec. 1314).
  • Prohibits funds appropriated in Chapter 3 of this Act from being obligated or expended to provide award fees to any defense contractor contrary to the provisions of section 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2007. (Sec. 1315).
  • Prohibits funds appropriated in this or any other Act from being used to deploy any unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless they have been certified in writing to the Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on Armed Services that the unit is fully mission capable. (Sec. 1901).
  • Prohibits funds appropriated in this or any other Act from being used to initiate the development of, continue the development of, or execute any order that extends the deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom beyond 365 days for any unit of the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard (Sec. 1902).
  • Prohibits funds appropriated in this or any other Act from being used to initiate the development of, continue the development of, or execute any order that extends the deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom beyond 210 days for any unit of the Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve. (Sec. 1902).
  • Requires that the President make and transmit to Congress determinations on or before July 1, 2007 stating whether the Government of Iraq (Sec. 1904):
    • Has given United States Armed Forces and Iraqi Security Forces the authority to pursue all extremists;
    • Is making substantial progress in meeting its commitment to pursue reconciliation initiatives, and
    • And United States Armed Forces are making substantial progress in reducing the level of sectarian violence in Iraq.
  • States that if in the transmissions to Congress required by Title I, Chapter 9, Sec. 1904 the president determines that the conditions have not been met, or if the president is unable to make the certification, the Secretary of Defense shall commence redeployment of the Armed Forces from Iraq and complete such redeployment within 180 days (Sec. 1904).
  • Expresses the gratitude of Congress and the American people to the members of the United States Armed Forces (Sec. 1907).
  • Acknowledges the president as the commander in chief, and that Congress has the power solely to declare war (Sec. 1908).
  • Requires that certain heads of executive agencies develop and implement a plan to minimize the use of contracts entered into using procedures other than competitive procedures. (Sec. 5001).
  • Requires that certain heads of executive agencies develop and implement a plan to minimize the use of cost-reimbursement type contracts (Sec. 5002).
  • Raises the minimum wage to (Sec. 7102):
    • $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment;
    • $6.55 an hour beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and
    • $7.25 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Sponsors

  • David Ross 'Dave' Obey (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
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