H.Res. 316 (112th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2021) to amend the Clean Air Act regarding air pollution from Outer Continental Shelf activities, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1249) to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.

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

Jun 21, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jun 22, 2011

This simple resolution was agreed to on June 22, 2011. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Richard Nugent

Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2011
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Jun 21, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 21, 2011
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.

Jun 22, 2011
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.

Jun 22, 2011
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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Jun 22, 2011 2:37 p.m.
Passed 239/186

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Related Bills
Debate on H.R. 1249 is governed by these rules.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 16, 2011

H.R. 2021 (Related)
Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 22, 2011

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