H.Res. 256 (102nd): Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 3543) making dire emergency supplemental appropriations and transfers for relief from the effects of natural disasters, for other urgent needs, and for incremental costs of “Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm” for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1992, and for other purposes.


Oct 23, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Oct 29, 1991

This simple resolution was agreed to on October 29, 1991. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Louise Slaughter

Representative for New York's 30th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

Sets forth the rule for the consideration of H.R. 3543 (supplemental appropriations and transfers for natural disaster relief and for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm). Read more >


Oct 23, 1991

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Oct 23, 1991
Reported by Committee

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Oct 29, 1991
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 256”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


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Passed House
Last Action: Oct 29, 1991

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