H.J.Res. 47 (109th): Debt Limit Increase resolution


May 2, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 20, 2006

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on March 20, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-182


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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2006
Length: 1 pages

About the resolution

Full Title

Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.

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Related Bills
H.Con.Res. 95 (Related)
Budget resolution FY2006

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Apr 28, 2005

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 47” means this is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress. A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


Passed House
Apr 28, 2005
Vote was by special rule so no record of individual votes was made.
May 2, 2005
Passed Senate
Mar 16, 2006
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Mar 20, 2006


Committee Assignments

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

Mar 16, 2006 10:39 a.m.
Amendment Rejected 44/55
On the Joint Resolution
Mar 16, 2006 11:17 a.m.
Joint Resolution Passed 52/48

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