Bill Text — Jul 27, 2011
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May 24, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
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 May 31, 2011.
Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated: May 24, 2011
Length: 2 pages
5/24/2011--Introduced.Increases the statutory limit on the public debt from $14.294 trillion to $16.7 trillion. Read more >
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Failed in the House Under Suspension
Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1954”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 6, 2011
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 27, 2011
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 1954 — 112th Congress: To implement the President’s request to increase the statutory limit on the public debt.. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr1954
“H.R. 1954 — 112th Congress: To implement the President’s request to increase the statutory limit on the public debt..” www.GovTrack.us. 2011. October 6, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr1954>
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