H.R. 1954 (112th): To implement the President’s request to increase the statutory limit on the public debt.


May 24, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

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.


Dave Camp

Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 24, 2011
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About the bill

Summary (CRS)

5/24/2011--Introduced.Increases the statutory limit on the public debt from $14.294 trillion to $16.7 trillion. Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 24, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 31, 2011
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.


Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
May 31, 2011 7:11 p.m.
Failed 97/318

Subject Areas
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S. 1326 (identical)

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H.R. 2663 (Related)
America Pays Its Bills Act of 2011

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Last Action: Jul 27, 2011

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