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

May 02, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-182.
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Last Updated
Mar 17, 2006
1 pages
Related Bills
H.Con.Res. 95 (Related)
Budget resolution FY2006

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Apr 28, 2005


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

Passed House Apr 28, 2005
Introduced May 02, 2005
Passed Senate Mar 16, 2006
Signed by the President Mar 20, 2006
Full Title

Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.


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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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3/20/2006--Public Law.
Amends federal law to increase the statutory limit on the public debt from $8.184 trillion to $8.965 trillion.

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