S. 540 (113th): Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act


Mar 12, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 15, 2014

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 15, 2014.


Pub.L. 113-83


Jeanne Shaheen

Senator from New Hampshire



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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2014
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to temporarily extend the public debt limit, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/15/2014--Public Law.Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act - Suspends the public debt limit for the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on March 15, 2015.Increases ... Read more >


Mar 12, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 21, 2013
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.

Feb 11, 2014
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Feb 11, 2014
Text Published

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

Feb 12, 2014
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Feb 15, 2014
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 540”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Feb 11, 2014 5:27 p.m.
Passed 221/201
Feb 12, 2014 1:55 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 67/31
On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S.540)
Feb 12, 2014 2:55 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 55/43

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 1092 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 9, 2013

H.Con.Res. 82 (Related)
Providing a correction in the enrollment of S. 540.

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Feb 12, 2014

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