H.Res. 439 (112th): Recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.


Oct 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on October 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Crowley
Representative for New York's 7th congressional district


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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
Recognizes the religious and historical significance of Diwali.

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Related Bills
H.Res. 386 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 22, 2013

S.Res. 592 (Related)
A resolution recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 14, 2012

What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 439” 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 14, 2011


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