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Sponsor. Senator for Kansas. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 30, 1996
Length: 3 pages
104th Congress, 1995–1996
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Apr 30, 1996
This simple resolution was agreed to on April 30, 1996. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.
Jan 30, 1996
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Apr 25, 1996
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Apr 30, 1996
The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. 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.
S.Res. 217 (104th) 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.
This simple resolution was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A resolution to designate the first Friday in May 1996, as “American Foreign Service Day” in recognition of the men and women who have served or are presently serving in the American Foreign Service, and to honor those in the American Foreign Service who have given their lives in the line of duty, S. Res. 217, 104th Cong. (1996).
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