H.Res. 83 (111th): Recognizing the significance of Black History Month.


Jan 23, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Feb 24, 2009

This simple resolution was agreed to on February 24, 2009. 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 24, 2009
Length: 2 pages

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H.Res. 1046 (same title)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) — Feb 23, 2010

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
2/24/2009--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 >
Related Bills
H.Res. 942 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Feb 6, 2008

H.Res. 36 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 12, 2011

What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 83” 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.


Jan 23, 2009
Reported by Committee
Feb 11, 2009
Agreed To
Feb 24, 2009
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79 cosponsors (78D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree
Feb 24, 2009 2:24 p.m.
Passed 420/0

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