H.R. 6 (109th): Energy Policy Act of 2005

The Energy Policy Act of (Pub.L. 109–58) is a bill passed by the United States Congress on July 29, 2005, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005, at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The act, described by proponents as an attempt to combat growing energy problems, changed US energy policy ...


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Apr 18, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 8, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 8, 2005.


Pub.L. 109-58


Joe Barton

Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2005
Length: 550 pages


Apr 18, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 21, 2005
Passed House

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

Jun 28, 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.

Jul 2, 2005
Text Published

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

Jul 14, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Jul 28, 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 8, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6 (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.

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

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