H.Res. 78 (110th): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Jan 19, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Steny Hoyer
Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jan 24, 2007
2 pages
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Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jan 24, 2007


This simple resolution was agreed to on January 24, 2007. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced Jan 19, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 19, 2007
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Jan 24, 2007

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Jan 24, 2007 3:07 p.m.
Passed 226/191

5 cosponsors (5D) (show)

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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

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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1/24/2007--Passed House without amendment.
Amends Rule III (The Members, Delegates, and Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to provide that, in a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, each Delegate and the Resident Commissioner shall possess the same powers and privileges (including voting) as Members of the House.
Amends Rule XVIII (The Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union) to allow a Delegate or the Resident Commissioner to preside as Chairman of such Committee.
Declares that, whenever a recorded vote on any question has been decided by a margin within which the votes cast by the Delegates and the Resident Commissioner have been decisive, the Committee of the Whole shall rise and the Speaker shall put such question de novo without intervening motion. Requires the Committee to resume its sitting, without intervening motion, upon the announcement of the vote on that question.

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