S. 2986 (108th): A bill to amend title 31 of the United States Code to increase the public debt limit.


Nov 16, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 19, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 19, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-415


William “Bill” Frist

Senator from Tennessee



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Last Updated: Nov 18, 2004
Length: 1 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

Amends Federal law to increase the statutory limit on the public debt from $7.384 trillion to $8.184 trillion. Read more >


Nov 16, 2004

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 16, 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.

Nov 17, 2004
Passed Senate

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

Nov 18, 2004
Passed House

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

Nov 19, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2986”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Nov 17, 2004 5:48 p.m.
Bill Passed 52/44
Nov 18, 2004 11:11 p.m.
Passed 208/204

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.

H.Res. 856 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 18, 2004

H.J.Res. 51 (Related)
Debt Limit Increase resolution

Enacted — Signed by the President
May 27, 2003

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