H.Res. 281 (108th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to make the repeal of the estate tax permanent.

Jun 17, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)

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

Thomas Reynolds
Representative for New York's 26th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jun 18, 2003
2 pages
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Debate on H.R. 8 is governed by these rules.

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 18, 2003


This simple resolution was agreed to on June 18, 2003. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced Jun 17, 2003
Reported by Committee Jun 17, 2003
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Jun 18, 2003

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Jun 18, 2003 12:08 p.m.
Passed 230/199


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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

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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6/18/2003--Passed House without amendment.
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced on June 17, 2003. The summary of that version is repeated here.)Sets forth the rule for the consideration of H.R. 8 (making the estate tax repeal permanent).

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