Vote — Feb 10, 2016 5:33 p.m.
GovTrack Insider, our Kickstarter-backed work to summarize bills in Congress, has resumed. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
Jun 12, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 25, 1997
This simple resolution was agreed to on July 25, 1997. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.
Senator from West Virginia
Read Text »
Last Updated: Jul 25, 1997
Length: 5 pages
This is the first step in the legislative process.
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.
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.
This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 98”). 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 committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.
Click a format for a citation suggestion:
Civic Impulse. (2016). S.Res. 98 — 105th Congress: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the conditions for the United States .... Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/sres98
“S.Res. 98 — 105th Congress: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the conditions for the United States ....” www.GovTrack.us. 1997. February 11, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/sres98>
|title=S.Res. 98 (105th)
|accessdate=February 11, 2016
|author=105th Congress (1997)
|date=June 12, 1997
|quote=A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the conditions for the United States ...