H.R. 1 - Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007

Emergency management. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
This bill requires that Congress, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission regarding the threat of future terrorist attacks. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on July 9, 2007.

Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007

H.R. 1 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
This bill requires that Congress, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission regarding the threat of future terrorist attacks. (by CRS)
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Title
To provide for the implementation of the recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
Other Titles
  • Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007
  • 9/11 Commission International Implementation Act of 2007
  • Homeland Security Information Sharing Enhancement Act of 2007
  • Homeland Security Information Sharing Partnerships Act of 2007
  • Nuclear Black Market Counter-Terrorism Act of 2007
  • POWER Act
  • Privacy Officer With Enhanced Rights Act of 2007
  • Protection of Civil Liberties Act
  • Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007
  • 9/11 Commission International Implementation Act of 2007
  • Homeland Security Information Sharing Enhancement Act of 2007
  • Homeland Security Information Sharing Partnerships Act of 2007
  • Nuclear Black Market Counter-Terrorism Act of 2007
  • POWER Act
  • Privacy Officer With Enhanced Rights Act of 2007
  • Protection of Civil Liberties Act
  • Improving America's Security Act of 2007
  • 911 Modernization Act
  • ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007
  • Advance Democratic Values, Address Non-democratic Countries, and Enhance Democracy Act of 2007
  • American National Red Cross Governance Modernization Act of 2007
  • Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting Act of 2007
  • Homeland Security Grant Enhancement Act of 2007
  • Public Transportation Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
  • Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act
  • Transportation Security and Interoperable Communication Capabilities Act
  • Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007
  • 9/11 Commission International Implementation Act of 2007
  • ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007
  • Advance Democratic Values, Address Nondemocratic Countries, and Enhance Democracy Act of 2007
  • Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting Act of 2007
  • Improving Emergency Communications Act of 2007
  • National Transit Systems Security Act of 2007
  • Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act of 2007
Sponsor
Bennie G. Thompson
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Emergency management
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Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/05/2007
Referred to Committee
Passed House1/10/2007
Passed Senate7/09/2007
Signed by President8/03/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 1 Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act1/10/2007This motion DID NOT PASS the House
198 voted YES 230 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 1 Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act1/10/2007This bill PASSED the House
299 voted YES 128 voted NO 8 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.7/09/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Instruct Conferees: H.R. 1 Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act7/17/2007This motion PASSED the House
354 voted YES 66 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Recommit (DeMint Motion to Recommit H.R. 1 to Conference, with Instructions )7/27/2007This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
26 voted YES 67 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Conference Report - Senate - H.R. 1, Conference Report7/27/2007This motion PASSED the Senate
85 voted YES 8 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn the Conference Report - House - H.R. 1 Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act7/27/2007This motion PASSED the House
371 voted YES 40 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/05/2007
1/05/2007Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
1/05/2007Referred to House Homeland Security
1/05/2007Referred to House Energy and Commerce
1/05/2007Referred to House Judiciary
1/05/2007Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent Select)
1/05/2007Referred to House Foreign Affairs
1/05/2007Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
1/05/2007Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
1/05/2007Referred to House Ways and Means
1/05/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E37-38)
1/09/2007Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
1/09/2007UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The House left H.R. 1 as unfinished business and moved to consideration of H. Res. 35. Consideration of H.R. 1 will resume later in the legislative day.
1/09/2007Considered as unfinished business.
1/09/2007DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 1.
1/09/2007The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1/09/2007Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to recommit with instructions to Foreign Affairs.
1/09/2007Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions on H.R.1. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments which extend and clarify U.S. policy with respect to Homeland Security.
1/09/2007The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
select this voteVote1/10/2007On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 1 Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage1/10/2007On Passage - House - H.R. 1 Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act
1/10/2007Considered pursuant to H. Res. 6.
1/10/2007DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 6, the House proceeded with 3 hours of debate on H.R. 1.
7/09/2007Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
7/09/2007Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S.4 amended.
7/09/2007See also S.4.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage7/09/2007Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
7/09/2007Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference.
7/09/2007Senate appointed conferee(s) Lieberman; Levin; Akaka; Carper; Pryor; Collins; Voinovich; Coleman; Coburn.
7/09/2007Senate appointed conferee(s) Dodd; Shelby from the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
7/09/2007Senate appointed conferee(s) Stevens; Inouye from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
7/09/2007Senate appointed conferee(s) Biden; Lugar from the Committee on Foreign Relations.
7/09/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
7/10/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
7/17/2007Mr. Thompson (MS) moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
7/17/2007On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
7/17/2007Mrs. Blackburn moved that the House instruct conferees.
7/17/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Blackburn motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 1. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to agree to section 1455 of the Senate amendment.
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Homeland Security for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Thompson (MS), Sanchez, Loretta, Dicks, Harman, Lowey, Jackson-Lee (TX), Christensen, Etheridge, Langevin, Cuellar, Green, Al, Perlmutter, King (NY), Smith (TX), Souder, Davis, Tom, Lungren, Daniel E., Rogers (AL), McCaul (TX), Dent, and Brown-Waite, Ginny.
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Armed Services for consideration of secs. 1202, 1211, 1221, 1232, 1233, and 1241 of the House bill, and section 703 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Skelton, Spratt, and Saxton.
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of Title I, Title II, secs. 743 and 901 of the House bill, and Title III, secs. 1002, 1481, 1482, 1484, and Title XVII of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Dingell, Markey, and Barton (TX).
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Foreign Affairs for consideration of secs. 601, 1202, 1211, 1221, 1222, 1232, 1233, 1241, 1302, 1311, 1312, 1322, 1323, 1331-1333, 1412, 1414, 1422, 1431, and 1441-1443 of the House bill, and secs. 502, 1301, Title XVIII, secs. 1911-1913, and 1951 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Lantos, Ackerman, and Ros-Lehtinen.
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of secs. 406, 501, 601, 702, and Title VIII of the House bill, and secs. 123, 501-503, 601-603, 1002, and 1432 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Conyers, Lofgren, Zoe, and Sensenbrenner.
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for consideration of sec. 408 and subtitle A of title VIII of the House bill, and secs. 114, 601, 602, 903, 904, 1203, 1205, and 1601 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Waxman, Clay, and Issa.
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for consideration of secs. 601, 712, 723, 732, 733, 741, 742, and subtitle A of title VIII of the House bill, and secs. 111-113, 121, 122, 131, 502, 601, 602, 703, 1201-1203, 1205, 1206, and 1606 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Reyes, Cramer, and Hoekstra.
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science and Technology for consideration of secs. 703, 1301, 1464, 1467, and 1507 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Gordon, Wu, and Gingrey.
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration of Titles I-III, sec. 1002, and Title XI of the House bill, and secs. 202, 301, Title IV, secs. 801-803, 807, 901, 1001, 1002, 1101-1103, 1422-1424, 1426, 1427, 1429, 1430, 1433, 1436-1438, 1441, 1443, 1444, 1446, 1449, 1464, 1473, 1503, and 1605 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Oberstar, DeFazio, and Mica.
7/17/2007The Speaker appointed a conferee for consideration of Title II of the House bill, and Title III and subtitle C of title XIV of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Larson (CT).
select this voteVote7/17/2007On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H.R. 1 Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act
7/18/2007The previous question was ordered without objection.
7/18/2007POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn motion to instruct conferees, the chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Blackburn demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion until later in the legislative day.
7/26/2007Conference report H. Rept. 110-259 filed.
7/26/2007Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 567 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 1 with 1 hour of general debate. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived.
7/26/2007Conference report considered in Senate.
7/26/2007Motion by Senator DeMint to recommit to conference with instructions made in Senate.
select this voteVote7/27/2007On the Motion to Recommit (DeMint Motion to Recommit H.R. 1 to Conference, with Instructions )
select this voteVote7/27/2007On the Conference Report - Senate - H.R. 1, Conference Report
7/27/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President7/27/2007Cleared for White House.
7/27/2007Rule H. Res. 567 passed House.
7/27/2007Mr. Thompson (MS) brought up conference report H. Rept. 110-259 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 567.
7/27/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 1.
7/27/2007The previous question was ordered without objection.
7/27/2007Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote7/27/2007On the Conference Report - House - H.R. 1 Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act
Presented to President8/01/2007Presented to President.
Signed8/03/2007Signed by President.
Enacted8/03/2007Became Public Law No: 110-53.
10/16/2007Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hearings held.
2/28/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
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