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H.R. 3 (109th): Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users

To authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Don Young

Sponsor. Representative for Alaska At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 9, 2005
Length: 835 pages
Feb 9, 2005
109th Congress (2005–2006)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 10, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 10, 2005.

Pub.L. 109-59

79 Cosponsors (40 Republicans, 39 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Federal Transportation Funding for Mass., to Increase 25 Percent to $5.23 Billion
    — Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 29, 2005

Shermans Projects Included in Omnibus Transportation Bill
    — Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30] on Mar 10, 2005

?Faleomavaega Gets $6 Million for Village Roas an Other Transportation Projets in Amerian Samoa
    — Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS, 1989-2014] on Mar 10, 2005

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Feb 9, 2005

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 2, 2005
Ordered Reported

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

Mar 10, 2005
Passed House (Senate next)

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

May 17, 2005
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

May 18, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

May 24, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

Jul 29, 2005
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Jul 29, 2005
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

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

Aug 10, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3. This is the one from the 109th Congress.

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

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