H.Res. 860 (110th): Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 1585) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, 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.


Dec 11, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Dec 12, 2007

This simple resolution was agreed to on December 12, 2007. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Kathy Castor

Representative for Florida's 11th congressional district



Read Text »
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2007
Length: 2 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

Waives points of order against consideration of the conference report on H.R. 1585 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008). Read more >


Dec 11, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 11, 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.

Dec 12, 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. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 12, 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. 860”). 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.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


Related Bills
Debate on H.R. 1585 is governed by these rules.

Vetoed (No Override Attempt)
Last Action: Dec 28, 2007

H.R. 3093 (Action-Caused-By)
Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

Passed Senate with Changes
Last Action: Oct 16, 2007

Search for similar bills.

Links & tools

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Click a format for a citation suggestion: