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)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 108-415.
William “Bill” Frist
Senator from Tennessee
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Last Updated
Nov 18, 2004
1 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 856 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 18, 2004

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

Signed by the President
May 27, 2003


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

Introduced Nov 16, 2004
Reported by Committee Nov 16, 2004
Passed Senate Nov 17, 2004
Passed House Nov 18, 2004
Signed by the President Nov 19, 2004

No summaries available.

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

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11/19/2004--Public Law.
Amends Federal law to increase the statutory limit on the public debt from $7.384 trillion to $8.184 trillion.

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