H.Res. 441 (106th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2372) to simplify and expedite access to the Federal courts for injured parties whose rights and privileges, secured by the United States Constitution, have been deprived by final actions of Federal agencies, or other government officials or entities acting under color of State law; to prevent Federal courts from abstaining from exercising Federal jurisdiction in actions where no State law claim is alleged; to permit certification of unsettled State law questions that are essential to resolving Federal claims arising under the Constitution; and to clarify when government action is sufficiently final to ripen certain Federal claims arising under the Constitution.

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


Mar 15, 2000
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Mar 16, 2000

This simple resolution was agreed to on March 16, 2000. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Deborah Pryce

Representative for Ohio's 15th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

3/15/2000--Introduced.Sets forth the rule (modified closed) for the consideration of H.R. 2372 (private property rights implementation). Read more >


Mar 15, 2000

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Mar 15, 2000
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Mar 16, 2000
Agreed To

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Mar 16, 2000
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. 441”). 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.


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Mar 16, 2000 11:32 a.m.
Passed 276/145

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Passed House
Last Action: Mar 16, 2000

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