H.Res. 596 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3222) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, 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.


Jul 31, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on August 1, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Dennis Cardoza

Representative for California's 18th congressional district



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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

8/1/2007--Reported to House without amendment.Sets forth the rule for consideration of H.R. 3222 (Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2008). Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 31, 2007

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Aug 1, 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.

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 596”). 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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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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Debate on H.R. 3222 is governed by these rules.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 13, 2007

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Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 6, 2007

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