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 >


May 22, 1989

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Jul 25, 1989
Reported by Committee

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Nov 7, 1989
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 7, 1989
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 8, 1989
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 280”). 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.


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


There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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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)
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 4, 1989

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