H.J.Res. 77 (112th): Relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit, as submitted under section 3101A of title 31, United States Code, on August 2, 2011.


Sep 7, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 14, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.


Tom Reed II

Representative for New York's 29th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2011
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Summary (CRS)

9/14/2011--Passed House without amendment.Disapproves of the President's exercise of authority to increase the debt limit. Read more >

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Sep 7, 2011

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Sep 12, 2011
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Sep 14, 2011
Passed House

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 77”). 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.


67 cosponsors (67R) (show)
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Sep 14, 2011 3:02 p.m.
Passed 232/186

Related Bills
S.J.Res. 25 (identical)

Last Action: Sep 6, 2011

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Last Action: Jan 18, 2012

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