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H.Con.Res. 220 (101st): Expressing the sense of the Congress that all railroad retirement benefits are exempt from sequestration under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and that any such benefits sequestered under the presidential order of October 16, 1989, should be restored.

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Nov 1, 1989
101st Congress (1989–1990)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 17, 1989 but was never passed by the Senate.


Robert Whittaker

Representative for Kansas's 5th congressional district



42 Cosponsors (23 Democrats, 19 Republicans)



Nov 1, 1989

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Nov 9, 1989
Ordered Reported

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Nov 17, 1989
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.Con.Res. 220 (101st) was a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Con.Res. 220. This is the one from the 101st Congress.

This concurrent resolution was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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