Yeas and Nays

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

The Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act of 2008 or the HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Bill is a bill introduced in the House of Representatives during the 110th United States Congress by Rep. David Obey.

President Bush vetoed the act because of the cost and because it would ban the use of childhood flu vaccines that contain thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that has been alleged to cause autism.


The bill passed the House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate. It was vetoed on 2007-11-13. It failed of passage in House over veto: on passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 277 - 141 (Roll no. 1122).


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