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

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

Sponsor and status

William “Bill” Thomas

Sponsor. Representative for California's 22nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2006
Length: 29 pages
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

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 4297 - Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 (Dec 8, 2005)

What legislators are saying

Larson offers motion to eliminate oil industry tax giveaways
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] on May 4, 2006

Final tax legislation uses proposed rural schools fundingto provide more tax cuts to the wealthy
    — Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] on May 11, 2006

?Faleomavaega Provies Upate Regaring IRS Setion 936
    — Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014] on May 10, 2006

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Nov 10, 2005

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Nov 15, 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.

Dec 8, 2005
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Feb 2, 2006
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.

Feb 6, 2006
Text Published

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

May 10, 2006
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.

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.

H.R. 4297 (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. 4297. 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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