H.J.Res. 280 (101st): Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.


May 22, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 8, 1989

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on November 8, 1989.


Pub.L. 101-140


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Last Updated: Nov 8, 1989

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
Increases the public debt limit to $3,122,700,000,000. TitleII (Sic) - Repeal of Section 89 Nondiscrimination RulesAmends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal provisions that established nondiscrimination requirements for coverage and ... Read more >
Related Bills
S.J.Res. 225 (Related)
A joint resolution waiving the printing on parchment of the enrollment of H.J.Res.280.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Nov 7, 1989

H.R. 3150 (Related)
To amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 4, 1989

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 280” means this is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress. A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


May 22, 1989
Reported by Committee
Jul 25, 1989
Passed Senate with Changes
Nov 7, 1989
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
House Agreed to Changes
Nov 7, 1989
Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 8, 1989


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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