H.Res. 157 (110th): Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 63) disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.

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


Feb 12, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Feb 13, 2007

This simple resolution was agreed to on February 13, 2007. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Louise Slaughter

Representative for New York's 28th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2007
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Summary (CRS)

2/13/2007--Passed House without amendment.Sets forth the rule for consideration of H.Con.Res. 63 (disapproving the presidential decision to deploy additional U.S. combat troops to Iraq). Read more >


Feb 12, 2007

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Feb 12, 2007
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Feb 13, 2007
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.

Feb 13, 2007
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. 157”). 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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Feb 13, 2007 12:23 p.m.
Passed 232/192

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Passed House
Last Action: Feb 16, 2007

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