H.R. 4297 (109th): Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005


Nov 10, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 17, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 17, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-222


William “Bill” Thomas

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 16, 2006
Length: 29 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(b) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

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Nov 10, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 15, 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.

Dec 8, 2005
Passed House

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

Feb 2, 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.

Feb 6, 2006
Text Published

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

May 10, 2006
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.

May 11, 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.

May 17, 2006
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.


Committee Assignments

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

Dec 8, 2005 2:42 p.m.
Failed 192/239
Dec 8, 2005 3:23 p.m.
Passed 234/197
Feb 2, 2006 6:45 p.m.
Motion Rejected 44/52
Feb 2, 2006 7:51 p.m.
Motion Rejected 44/53
Feb 2, 2006 8:37 p.m.
Motion Rejected 44/53
Feb 2, 2006 8:59 p.m.
Motion Rejected 44/53
Feb 2, 2006 9:42 p.m.
Bill Passed 66/31
On the Conference Report
May 10, 2006 6:16 p.m.
Passed 244/185
On the Conference Report
May 11, 2006 5:08 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 54/44

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.

H.Res. 805 (Related)
Waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 4297) ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 10, 2006

H.Res. 588 (Related)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4297) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 8, 2005

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