H.R. 3199 (109th): USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005

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Introduced:

Jul 11, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 9, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 9, 2006.

Law:

Pub.L. 109-177

Sponsor:

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2006
Length: 86 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To extend and modify authorities needed to combat terrorism, and for other purposes.

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History

Jul 11, 2005
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 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 21, 2005
 
Passed House

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

Jul 29, 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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 3, 2005
 
Text Published

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

Dec 14, 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.

Mar 2, 2006
 
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.

Mar 9, 2006
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
none
Committee Assignments

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Votes
Jul 21, 2005 5:11 p.m.
Agreed to 402/26
Jul 21, 2005 5:20 p.m.
Agreed to 406/21
Jul 21, 2005 5:29 p.m.
Agreed to 362/66
Jul 21, 2005 5:36 p.m.
Agreed to 394/32
Jul 21, 2005 5:43 p.m.
Agreed to 418/7
Jul 21, 2005 5:50 p.m.
Agreed to 407/21
Jul 21, 2005 8:30 p.m.
Agreed to 261/165
Jul 21, 2005 8:39 p.m.
Agreed to 381/45
Jul 21, 2005 8:46 p.m.
Agreed to 387/38
Jul 21, 2005 9:44 p.m.
Passed 257/171
On the Conference Report
Dec 14, 2005 2:07 p.m.
Passed 251/174
Dec 16, 2005 11:54 a.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 52/47
Mar 1, 2006 12:34 p.m.
Motion to Proceed Agreed to 86/13
Mar 1, 2006 12:53 p.m.
Motion to Reconsider Agreed to 85/14
Mar 1, 2006 1:11 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 84/15
On the Conference Report
Mar 2, 2006 3:01 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 89/10

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. 1389 (Included-In)
USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 21, 2005

H.Res. 595 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 14, 2005

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