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.

Introduced:
Mar 12, 1992 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Status:
Died (Introduced)
Sponsor
Marvin “Mickey” Edwards
Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
 
Status

This resolution was introduced on March 12, 1992, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 12, 1992
 
Summary

No summaries available.

Votes

Cosponsors
none
 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


3/12/1992--Introduced.
Requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives to direct the House Sergeant at Arms, the General Accounting Office, and any other body under his control with information relevant to Members' House Bank account histories, to reconstruct the complete account histories of all current and former Members who had accounts for the 39-month period between July 1, 1988, and October 3, 1991, that have not already been reconstructed in coordination with the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Committee). Authorizes the Committee to disclose publicly the reconstructed account history of every Member of the House. Requires the Speaker to direct the House Sergeant at Arms, the General Accounting Office, and any other body under his control with information relevant to Member's House Bank account histories or House Bank practices to provide:
(1) a full and complete report of the official policies of the House Bank over the 39-month period in question;
(2) a full and complete account of the procedures that were not official but were informally and routinely followed by bank employees (including instances where informal practices deviated from official policies);
(3) a full and complete account of every instance in which the Bank failed to follow either its own official procedures or routine and regular information procedures; and
(4) a case-by-case report of the effect that such deviations have had on Members' account balances.
Directs the Speaker, through the House Sergeant at Arms, the General Accounting Office, and any other body under his control with information relevant to Members' account histories, to provide to each Member of the House a full disclosure of his or her account history with the House Bank.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.Res. 397 (102nd) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus