Passed House — Oct 8, 2015
Last Action: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 - 173 (Roll no. 544).
Explanation: This bill passed in the House on October 8, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
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.
5/18/2006--Reported to Senate without amendment.Constitutional Amendment - Marriage Protection Amendment - Declares that: (1) marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a ... Read more >
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. (2015). 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. October 9, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/sjres1>
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