H.R. 4520 (108th): American Jobs Creation Act of 2004


Jun 4, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 22, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 22, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-357


William “Bill” Thomas

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2004
Length: 243 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove impediments in such Code and make our manufacturing, service, and high-technology businesses and workers more competitive and productive both at home and abroad.

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Jun 4, 2004

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 14, 2004
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 17, 2004
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 15, 2004
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.

Oct 7, 2004
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Oct 11, 2004
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

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

Oct 22, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


40 cosponsors (40R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Jun 17, 2004 2:37 p.m.
Passed 251/178
Jul 15, 2004 7 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 78/15
On the Conference Report
Oct 7, 2004 9:45 p.m.
Passed 280/141
Oct 10, 2004 1:18 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 66/14
On the Conference Report
Oct 11, 2004 noon
Conference Report Agreed to 69/17

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 3019 (Related)
Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2004

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 19, 2004

H.R. 5395 (Related)
Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2004

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 19, 2004

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