H.Res. 296 (111th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1388) to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

Mar 30, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Mar 31, 2009

This simple resolution was agreed to on March 31, 2009. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Doris Matsui

Representative for California's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 31, 2009
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Mar 30, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 30, 2009
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.

Mar 31, 2009
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.

Mar 31, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

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.


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Mar 31, 2009 1:34 p.m.
Passed 240/173

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Related Bills
H.R. 1388 (Related)
Serve America Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 21, 2009

H.Res. 289 (Action-Caused-By)
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Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 26, 2009

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