H.J.Res. 66 (112th): Approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003.


May 26, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on September 15, 2011 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.


Joseph “Joe” Crowley

Representative for New York's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2011
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

9/15/2011--Passed Senate amended.DivisionA - Renewal of Import Restrictions Under Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003Approves the renewal of certain import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 26, 2011

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Jul 20, 2011
Passed House

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 12, 2011
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Sep 15, 2011
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 66”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


11 cosponsors (6R, 5D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Sep 12, 2011 5:31 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 53/33
Sep 13, 2011 4:18 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to 61/38
Sep 15, 2011 5:01 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 62/37

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 93 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 29, 2008

S.J.Res. 17 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 26, 2011

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