S. 1637 (108th): Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act


Sep 18, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on May 11, 2004 but was never passed by the House.


Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: May 11, 2004
Length: 1007 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to comply with the World Trade Organization rulings on the FSC/ETI benefit in a manner that preserves jobs and production activities in the United States, to reform and simplify the international taxation rules of the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/11/2004--Passed Senate amended.Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act - TitleI - Provisions Relating to Repeal of Exclusion for Extraterritorial IncomeSection101 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to repeal the ... Read more >

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Sep 18, 2003

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Oct 2, 2003
Reported by Committee

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May 11, 2004
Passed Senate

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

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1637”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (5D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Mar 24, 2004 11:36 a.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 51/47
Apr 7, 2004 2:41 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 50/47
May 11, 2004 11:59 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 90/8
May 11, 2004 12:37 p.m.
Motion Rejected 59/40
May 11, 2004 6:28 p.m.
Bill Passed 92/5

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Related Bills

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H.R. 4520 (Related)
American Jobs Creation Act of 2004

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 22, 2004

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