H.R. 4 - Pension Protection Act of 2006

Economic policy. 109th Congress (2005-2006) View bill details
To provide economic security for all Americans, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 4, 2006.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 93 voted NO: 5
2 voted present/not voting

Pension Protection Act of 2006

H.R. 4 — 109th Congress (2005–2006)

To provide economic security for all Americans, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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To provide economic security for all Americans, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Pension Reform bill
  • Pension Protection Act of 2006
  • Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2006
  • Pension Protection Act of 2006
  • Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2006
  • Pension Protection Act of 2006
  • Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2006
  • Pension Protection Act of 2006
  • Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2006
John A. Boehner
  • Economic policy
  • Administrative procedure
  • Administrative remedies
  • Advice and consent of the Senate
  • Aged
  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture in foreign trade
  • Airline employees
  • Airlines
  • Alaska
  • Alien labor
  • Annuities
  • Appellate procedure
  • Armed forces
  • Armed forces reserves
  • Authorization
  • Bank records
  • Bankruptcy
  • Black lung
  • Blood banks
  • Books
  • Budgets
  • Business
  • Central America
  • Charitable contributions
  • Charities
  • Chemicals
  • Churches
  • Civil liberties
  • Civil service retirement
  • Clergy
  • Clothing
  • Collection of accounts
  • College costs
  • Conflict of interests
  • Congress
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Consumer credit
  • Consumers
  • Contracts
  • Cooperative societies
  • Corporate divestiture
  • Corporate mergers
  • Cost of living adjustments
  • Costa Rica
  • Counseling
  • Criminal justice
  • Customs administration
  • Defense policy
  • Defined benefit pension plans
  • Defined contribution plans
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Dividends
  • Divorce
  • Dominican Republic
  • Due process of law
  • Dyes and dyeing
  • Early retirement
  • Education
  • Education savings accounts
  • El Salvador
  • Electric batteries
  • Electronic data interchange
  • Electronic government information
  • Electronics
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Emergency management
  • Employee health benefits
  • Employee ownership
  • Employee rights
  • Energy
  • Estate tax
  • Excise tax
  • Executive compensation
  • Executive departments
  • Families
  • Farm lands
  • Federal employees
  • Federal officials
  • Fees
  • Finance
  • Financial disclosure
  • Financial services
  • Financial statements
  • Fines (Penalties)
  • Fire fighters
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  • Food relief
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  • Gift tax
  • Government contractors
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  • Government employees
  • Government information
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  • Guatemala
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  • Health policy
  • Higher education
  • Highway finance
  • Honduras
  • Humanities
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Immigration
  • Income tax
  • Indexing (Economic policy)
  • Indians
  • Individual retirement accounts
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  • Insurance premiums
  • Interest rates
  • International affairs
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  • Miners
  • Minorities
  • Montana
  • National parks
  • Natural resources
  • Nature conservation
  • Nicaragua
  • Older workers
  • Paramedical personnel
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • Pension funds
  • Pension trust guaranty insurance
  • Pensions
  • Pesticides
  • Police
  • Presidential appointments
  • Presidents
  • Public contracts
  • Public lands
  • Railroad retirement plans
  • Real estate appraisal
  • Religion
  • Rescission of appropriated funds
  • Retiree health benefits
  • Right of property
  • Road construction
  • School districts
  • Securities
  • Severance pay
  • Shipbuilding
  • Small business
  • Social services
  • Standards
  • State and local government
  • State employees
  • Stocks
  • Sunset legislation
  • Surety and fidelity
  • Survivors' benefits
  • Tariff
  • Tax courts
  • Tax credits
  • Tax deductions
  • Tax exclusion
  • Tax exemption
  • Tax penalties
  • Tax refunds
  • Tax returns
  • Tax-deferred compensation plans
  • Tax-exempt securities
  • Taxation
  • Teachers
  • Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Textile fabrics
  • Trade
  • Trade agreements
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  • Transportation
  • Transportation workers
  • Trusts and trustees
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Unrelated business income tax
  • User charges
  • Valuation
  • Web sites
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Major Actions
Referred to Committee
Passed House7/29/2006
Passed Senate8/04/2006
Signed by President8/17/2006
Bill History
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 4 Pension Protection Act7/29/2006This motion DID NOT PASS the House
189 voted YES 222 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 4 Pension Protection Act7/29/2006This bill PASSED the House
279 voted YES 131 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn Passage - Senate - H.R.48/04/2006This bill PASSED the Senate
93 voted YES 5 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
7/28/2006Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
7/28/2006Referred to House Ways and Means
7/28/2006Referred to House Education and the Workforce
7/28/2006Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 966 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5970 and H.R. 4. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 5970 and H.R. 4, in the House.
7/29/2006Rule H. Res. 966 passed House.
7/29/2006Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 966.
7/29/2006Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5970 and H.R. 4. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measures will be considered read. Bills are closed to amendments. The resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 5970 and H.R. 4, in the House.
7/29/2006DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4.
7/29/2006The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7/29/2006Mr. Miller, George moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce.
7/29/2006Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the George Miller motion to recommit.
7/29/2006The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
select this voteVote7/29/2006On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 4 Pension Protection Act
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/29/2006On Passage - House - H.R. 4 Pension Protection Act
7/31/2006Received in the Senate, deemed read the first time on July 28 (Legislative Day July 26) 2006 pursuant to the order of July 28.
Put on a legislative calendar7/31/2006Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 561.
8/03/2006Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Presented to President8/03/2006Cleared for White House.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/04/2006On Passage - Senate - H.R.4
8/04/2006Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President8/14/2006Presented to President.
Signed8/17/2006Signed by President.
Enacted8/17/2006Became Public Law No: 109-280.
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Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$0$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
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Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
Conrad BurnsRMT$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$0$0No
Robert ByrdDWV$0$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$0Yes
Lincoln ChafeeRRI$0$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$0$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$0No
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$0$0Yes
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Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
John CornynRTX$0$0No
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Mark DaytonDMN$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0Yes
Mike DeWineROH$0$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$0$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$0$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$0$0No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0Yes
Bill FristRTN$0$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$0$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
Jim JeffordsIVT$0$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$0$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$0$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$0$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0Not Voting
Blanche LincolnDAR$0$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$0$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$0$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$0$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$0$0Yes
Rick SantorumRPA$0$0Yes
Paul SarbanesDMD$0$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$0$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$0$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$0$0Yes
John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
Jim TalentRMO$0$0Yes
Craig ThomasRWY$0$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$0$0Yes

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