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H.Res. 397 (102nd): Instructing the Speaker to: within 20 days, fully reconstruct the 39 month bank account history of every current and former House Member’s bank account at the House Bank for the period beginning July 1, 1988 and ending October 3, 1991; provide Members the opportunity to appeal their records to the same subcommittee of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct which was charged by H. Res. 236 to conduct the preliminary inquiry; within 20 days provide a complete report on the official and unofficial practices of the House Bank and all instances during the 39 month period in which those procedures were not followed; and to provide, within 48 hours, to each Member of the House a complete accounting of his or her House bank account history; and instructing the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct that it may release the names and full account histories of all House Bank account activities of Members and former Members of the House occurring during the period of July 1, 1988 and October 3, 1991.

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Mar 12, 1992
102nd Congress (1991–1992)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 12, 1992, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Marvin “Mickey” Edwards

Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district




Mar 12, 1992

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H.Res. 397 (102nd) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 397. This is the one from the 102nd Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 102nd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 9, 1992. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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