H.Res. 688 (109th): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that legislation and conference reports be available on the Internet for 72 hours before consideration by the House, and for other purposes.


Feb 16, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 16, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Brian Baird

Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

2/16/2006--Introduced.Amends rule XIII (Calendars and Committee Reports) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to make it out of order, with certain exceptions, for the House to consider a ... Read more >

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Feb 16, 2006

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This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 688”). 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.


36 cosponsors (33D, 2R, 1I) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.Res. 504 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Jun 20, 2007

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