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

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

Jun 17, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on 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.


Thomas Reynolds

Representative for New York's 26th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2003
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Jun 17, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 17, 2003
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.

Jun 18, 2003
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.

Jun 18, 2003
Text Published

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

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

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Passed House
Last Action: Jun 18, 2003

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