H.R. 22 (109th): Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act


Jan 4, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on February 9, 2006 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.


John McHugh

Representative for New York's 23rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2006
Length: 136 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 6407 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 20, 2006

About the bill

Full Title

To reform the postal laws of the United States.

Summary (CRS)

2/9/2006--Passed Senate amended.Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act - TitleI - Definitions; Postal ServicesSection101 - Amends federal postal law to add definitions, including the terms postal service, competitive product, market-dominant product, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 4, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 13, 2005
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 26, 2005
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Feb 9, 2006
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 22”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


163 cosponsors (104D, 58R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Jul 26, 2005 9:28 p.m.
Failed 82/345
Jul 26, 2005 9:36 p.m.
Failed 51/379
Jul 26, 2005 9:54 p.m.
Passed 410/20

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.R. 4341 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2004

S. 662 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2005

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