H.J.Res. 43 (110th): Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.


May 17, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 29, 2007

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on September 29, 2007.


Pub.L. 110-91


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Last Updated: Sep 28, 2007
Length: 1 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

9/29/2007--Public Law.Increases the statutory limit on the public debt from $8.965 trillion to $9.815 trillion. Read more >


May 17, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 17, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

May 17, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Considered and Passed by the House.

Sep 12, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Sep 24, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Sep 27, 2007
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Sep 29, 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 43”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


Committee Assignments

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

On the Joint Resolution
Sep 27, 2007 8:16 p.m.
Joint Resolution Passed 53/42

Subject Areas
Related Bills
S.Con.Res. 21 (Caused-Action)
An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government ...

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
May 17, 2007

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