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H.Con.Res. 317 (108th): Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the form of cancer known as mesothelioma.

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Joseph Hoeffel

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 30, 2003
Length: 2 pages
Oct 30, 2003
108th Congress (2003–2004)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on October 30, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Oct 30, 2003

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.Con.Res. 317 (108th) was a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Con.Res. 317. This is the one from the 108th Congress.

This concurrent resolution was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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