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.

Summary (CRS)

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 >


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.

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.


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

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

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Apr 28, 2005

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