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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.
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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2006
Length: 1 pages
Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.
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. Read more >
The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by special rule so no record of individual votes was made.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 47”). 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.
The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.J.Res. 47 — 109th Congress: Debt Limit Increase resolution. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hjres47
“H.J.Res. 47 — 109th Congress: Debt Limit Increase resolution.” www.GovTrack.us. 2005. November 25, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hjres47>
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