H.Res. 261 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1591) making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, 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.

Mar 21, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Mar 22, 2007

This simple resolution was agreed to on March 22, 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: Mar 22, 2007
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Mar 21, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 22, 2007
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.

Mar 22, 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.

Mar 22, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

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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Mar 22, 2007 4:09 p.m.
Passed 225/201

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Debate on H.R. 1591 is governed by these rules.

Vetoed & Override Failed in House
May 2, 2007

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