H.Res. 942 (110th): Recognizing the significance of Black History Month.


Jan 28, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Feb 6, 2008

This simple resolution was agreed to on February 6, 2008. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Al Green

Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2008
Length: 2 pages

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Summary (CRS)

2/6/2008--Passed House without amendment.Recognizes the significance of Black History Month as an important time to recognize the contributions of African-Americans in the nation's history.Encourages the continued celebration of this month ... Read more >


Jan 28, 2008

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Jan 29, 2008
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Feb 6, 2008
Agreed To

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Feb 6, 2008
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. 942”). 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.


58 cosponsors (56D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree
Feb 6, 2008 7:02 p.m.
Passed 367/0

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Related Bills
H.Res. 83 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Feb 24, 2009

H.Res. 198 (Related)
Recognizing the significance of Black History Month.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 12, 2007

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