H.Res. 637 (112th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the release of information with respect to the 1940 decennial census is a cause for celebration, that the National Archives and Records Administration and the Bureau of the Census should be commended for maintaining custody of such information, and that the citizens of the United State should use such information to learn about their family history.

Introduced:

Apr 27, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on April 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Danny Davis
Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district
Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2012
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
4/27/2012--Introduced.Acknowledges the historical significance of April 2, 2012, for the release of the 1940 decennial census records.Commends the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Bureau of the Census ...

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The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 637” 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.

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History

Introduced
Apr 27, 2012

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