H.Res. 120 (106th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to declare it to be the policy of the United States to deploy a national missile defense.

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


Mar 17, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Mar 18, 1999

This simple resolution was agreed to on March 18, 1999. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Thomas Reynolds

Representative for New York's 27th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 18, 1999
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

3/17/1999--Introduced.Sets forth the rule (closed) for the consideration of H.R. 4 (U.S. policy to deploy a national missile defense). Read more >


Mar 17, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 17, 1999
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.

Mar 18, 1999
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.

Mar 18, 1999
Text Published

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

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 120”). 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.


Committee Assignments

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

Mar 18, 1999 1:43 p.m.
Passed 239/185

Subject Areas
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Debate on H.R. 4 is governed by these rules.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 22, 1999

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