The Budget Control Act of 2011

August 3, 2011

Crisis averted – for now at least! On Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the “Budget Control Act of 2011” to increase the United States’ debt ceiling and preventing default on our financial obligations. The Senate passed the bill by a 74 to 26 vote and the House passed it by a 269 to 161 vote. See, the Boston Globe article 8/3/11 BOSTONG 1 (2011 WLNR 15298319). The law impacts all Americans and has a wide global impact. We are receiving requests for the text.  A slip copy is available on Westlaw or WestlawNext in the United States Public Laws database US-PLFind – PL 112-25

News: For news articles related to the passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011, try a search in the ALLNEWSPLUS database such as DA(8/2011) & PR,CA,TI((DEBT /3 CEILING CRISIS) BUDGET-CONTROL-ACT) & (PRESIDENT /5 SIGNS SIGNED) (CONGRESS! SENATE HOUSE /7 PASS ENACT!)

Bill Text: For recent legislative documents related to this law try a search in CONG-BILLTXT. This database has Congressional Bills has the text of all available congressional bills and resolutions introduced into the current session of Congress. In CONG-BILLTXT, try a search such as: DA(2011) & (DEBT /4 CEILING CRISIS) (BUDGET /2 CONTROL /2 ACT)