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

Introduced:

Jun 4, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 22, 2004

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

Law:

Pub.L. 108-357

Sponsor:

William “Bill” Thomas

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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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.

Summary

The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (Pub.L. 108–357) was a federal tax act that repealed the export tax incentive (ETI), which had been declared illegal by the World Trade Organization numerous times and sparked retaliatory tariffs by the European Union, and was also composed of numerous tax credits for agricultural and business institutions, and included was the ...

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History

Jun 4, 2004
 
Introduced

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.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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