H.Res. 173 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.


Feb 13, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 13, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sam Graves

Representative for Missouri's 6th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

2/13/2009--Introduced.Urges the U.S. Postal Service to take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its six-day mail delivery service. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 13, 2009

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This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 173”). 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.


247 cosponsors (204D, 43R) (show)
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H.Res. 140 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 10, 2001

H.Res. 137 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 2, 2011

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