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


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


Don Young

Representative for Alaska At Large



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Last Updated: Aug 9, 2005
Length: 835 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

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Feb 9, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 2, 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.

Mar 10, 2005
Passed House

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

May 17, 2005
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.

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 (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Jul 29, 2005
Conference Report Agreed to by House

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.

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


79 cosponsors (40R, 39D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Mar 9, 2005 2:41 p.m.
Failed 198/226
Mar 9, 2005 2:51 p.m.
Agreed to 257/167
Mar 9, 2005 4:39 p.m.
Agreed to 236/184
Mar 9, 2005 4:49 p.m.
Failed 155/265
Mar 9, 2005 4:58 p.m.
Agreed to 218/201
Mar 10, 2005 2:03 p.m.
Agreed to 224/201
Mar 10, 2005 2:11 p.m.
Agreed to 228/197
Mar 10, 2005 2:51 p.m.
Passed 417/9
Apr 26, 2005 11:44 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 94/6
Apr 28, 2005 12:25 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 98/1
Apr 28, 2005 3:46 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 51/49
May 9, 2005 5:30 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 89/0
May 11, 2005 11:30 a.m.
Motion Agreed to 76/22
May 11, 2005 2:26 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 57/40
May 11, 2005 5:31 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 28/69
May 11, 2005 6:03 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 44/53
May 12, 2005 11:41 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 92/7
May 17, 2005 12:04 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 14/86
May 17, 2005 2:30 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 16/84
May 17, 2005 3:02 p.m.
Bill Passed 89/11
On the Conference Report
Jul 29, 2005 11:38 a.m.
Passed 412/8
On the Conference Report
Jul 29, 2005 6:03 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 91/4

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 732 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 6, 2005

H.Res. 399 (Related)
Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 3) to ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jul 29, 2005

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