H.Res. 144 (102nd): Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to amend title 18, United States Code, to require a waiting period before the purchase of a handgun.


May 7, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on May 8, 1991

This simple resolution was agreed to on May 8, 1991. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


John Moakley

Representative for Massachusetts's 9th congressional district


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May 7, 1991

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May 7, 1991
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May 8, 1991
Agreed To

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May 8, 1991 2:44 p.m.
Passed 405/16

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Passed House
Last Action: May 8, 1991

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