H.Res. 897 (109th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4761) to provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources on the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes.

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


Jun 28, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jun 29, 2006

This simple resolution was agreed to on June 29, 2006. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Shelley Capito

Representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 29, 2006
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

6/29/2006--Reported to House without amendment.Sets forth the rule for consideration of H.R. 4761 (Domestic Energy Production through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006). Read more >


Jun 28, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 29, 2006
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 29, 2006
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. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 29, 2006
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. 897”). 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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Subject Areas
Related Bills
H.R. 4761 (Related)
Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 29, 2006

H.Res. 620 (Action-Caused-By)
Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of ...

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 16, 2005

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