A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Independent.
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010
Length: 12 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on December 8, 2010.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
11 Cosponsors (11 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act of 2010”
— Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT, 1975-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 8, 2010
S. 3985 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3985. This is the one from the 111th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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