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.



Apr 27, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

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


Danny Davis

Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district



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Apr 27, 2012

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H.Res. 637 (112th) was a 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.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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