H.Res. 440 (104th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3448) to provide tax relief for small businesses, to protect jobs, to create opportunities, to increase the take home pay of workers, and for other purposes, and for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1227) to amend the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 relating to the payment of wages to employees who use employer owned vehicles.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

May 21, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on May 22, 1996

This simple resolution was agreed to on May 22, 1996. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Gerald Solomon

Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 22, 1996
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May 21, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 21, 1996
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 22, 1996
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.

May 22, 1996
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

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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The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

May 22, 1996 6:40 p.m.
Passed 219/211

Related Bills
H.R. 3448 (Related)
Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 20, 1996

Debate on H.R. 1227 is governed by these rules.

Passed House
Last Action: May 23, 1996

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