Passed House & Senate — Feb 10, 2016
Last Action: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
Explanation: This bill was passed by Congress on February 10, 2016 and goes to the President next.
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Jan 24, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006
This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on June 7, 2006.
Senator from Colorado
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Last Updated: May 18, 2006
Length: 4 pages
Failed House — Jul 18, 2006
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.
The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
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.
Failed Cloture in the Senate
The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.
Companion Bill — Failed House
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 88 (109th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S.J.Res. 1 (109th).
This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 1”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.
The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). S.J.Res. 1 — 109th Congress: Marriage Protection Amendment. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/sjres1
“S.J.Res. 1 — 109th Congress: Marriage Protection Amendment.” www.GovTrack.us. 2005. February 11, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/sjres1>
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