H.Res. 885 (111th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2868) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to extend, modify, and recodify the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to enhance security and protect against acts of terrorism against chemical facilities, 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.
Introduced:

Nov 3, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Nov 5, 2009

This simple resolution was agreed to on November 5, 2009. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Sponsor:

Alcee Hastings

Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 5, 2009
Length: 3 pages

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History

Nov 3, 2009
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 3, 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.

Nov 5, 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.

Nov 5, 2009
 
Text Published

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

This page is about a 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.

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