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S.J.Res. 33: Joint resolution relating to increasing the debt limit.

A joint resolution joint resolution relating to increasing the debt limit.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New York. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2021
Length: 1 page
Dec 14, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2021

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 2021.

Pub.L. 117-73

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: S.J. Res. 33 – Joint Resolution Relating to Increasing the Debt Limit (Dec 14, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Hyde-Smith votes against vehicle for debt limit increase
    — Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith [R-MS] on Dec 9, 2021

Cole Votes Against Debt Limit Increase
    — Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4] on Dec 15, 2021

Thompson Votes No on Raising Debt Ceiling
    — Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15] on Dec 15, 2021

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Dec 14, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Dec 14, 2021
Passed Senate (House next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

This was a vote to raise the statutory debt limit. All Republicans voted here against raising the limit, which would have risked a global economic catastrophe from the United States …

Dec 14, 2021
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Dec 15, 2021
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.

Dec 16, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S.J.Res. 33 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 33. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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