H.Res. 247 (106th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2415) to enhance security of United States missions and personnel overseas, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2000, and for other purposes.

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


Jul 14, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 16, 1999

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 16, 1999. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 17, 1999
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

7/14/1999--Introduced.Sets forth the rule (modified closed) for the consideration of H.R. 2415 (U.S. embassy security and Department of State authorization). Read more >


Jul 14, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 14, 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.

Jul 16, 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. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 17, 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. 247”). 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

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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Subject Areas
Related Bills
Debate on H.R. 2415 is governed by these rules.

Pocket Vetoed
Dec 19, 2000

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