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S.Res. 311 (105th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Secretary of the Interior should the establishment of a memorial to Thomas Paine on the National Park Service property in Constitution Gardens within the 1700 block of Constitution Avenue, N.W., in the District of Columbia, and that the memorial should specifically include the structure known as the “Canal House”.

Sponsor and status

Alfonse D’Amato

Sponsor. Senator for New York. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 20, 1998
Length: 2 pages

Oct 20, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on October 20, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Oct 20, 1998

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S.Res. 311 (105th) 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 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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