H.Res. 956 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4137) to amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965, 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.


Feb 6, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Feb 7, 2008

This simple resolution was agreed to on February 7, 2008. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Betty Sutton

Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2008
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
2/7/2008--Passed House without amendment.Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4137) to amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965. Read more >
Related Bills
Debate on H.R. 4137 is governed by these rules.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 14, 2008

H.Res. 941 (Action-Caused-By)
Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of ...

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jan 28, 2008

What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 956” means this is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress. 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.


Feb 6, 2008
Reported by Committee
Feb 6, 2008
Agreed To
Feb 7, 2008
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The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

Feb 7, 2008 12:05 p.m.
Passed 214/190

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