H.J.Res. 51 (108th): Debt Limit Increase resolution

Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.



Apr 11, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 27, 2003

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on May 27, 2003.


Pub.L. 108-24


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Last Updated: May 23, 2003
Length: 1 pages


Apr 11, 2003

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Apr 11, 2003
Text Published

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May 1, 2003
Reported by Committee

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May 23, 2003
Passed Senate

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May 27, 2003
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 51 (108th) was a 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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