S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011


Feb 16, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 2, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 2, 2011.


Pub.L. 112-25


Thomas “Tom” Harkin

Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2011
Length: 28 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to provide for budget control.

Summary (CRS)

8/2/2011--Public Law.Budget Control Act of 2011 - TitleI - Ten-Year Discretionary Caps with SequesterSection101 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to revise ... Read more >


Feb 16, 2011

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Feb 16, 2011
Reported by Committee

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Feb 17, 2011
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 1, 2011
Text Published

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

Aug 2, 2011
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Aug 3, 2011
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 365”). 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.

Aug 1, 2011 7:09 p.m.
Passed 269/161
On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 365)
Aug 2, 2011 12:16 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 74/26

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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 2011

S. 1522 (Related)
Joint Select Committee on Job Creation Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 7, 2011

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