H.Res. 903 (111th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3962) to provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3961) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the Medicare SGR payment system for physicians.

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


Nov 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Nov 7, 2009

This simple resolution was agreed to on November 7, 2009. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Louise Slaughter

Representative for New York's 28th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 7, 2009
Length: 6 pages

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Nov 6, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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.


Committee Assignments

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

Nov 7, 2009 1:44 p.m.
Passed 242/192

Subject Areas
Related Bills
H.R. 3962 (Related)
Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jun 25, 2010

Debate on H.R. 3961 is governed by these rules.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Feb 27, 2010

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