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H.Res. 1781 (111th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 5116) to invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R.2751) to accelerate motor fuel savings nationwide and provide incentives to registered owners of high polluting automobiles to replace such automobiles with new fuel efficient and less polluting automobiles; and providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2142) to require quarterly performance assessments of Government programs for purposes of assessing agency performance and improvement, and to establish agency performance improvement officers and the Performance Improvement Council.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for H.R. 5116 (111th), H.R. 2142 (111th), such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

Sponsor and status

James “Jim” McGovern

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010
Length: 3 pages
Dec 21, 2010
111th Congress (2009–2010)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Dec 21, 2010

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Dec 21, 2010

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Dec 21, 2010
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H.Res. 1781 (111th) was a 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 1781. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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