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

Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.



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
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Apr 28, 2005
Passed House

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.

May 2, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 16, 2006
Passed Senate

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

Mar 20, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 47 (109th) was a 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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