H.Res. 646 (112th): Expressing the sense of the House that Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC should eliminate the “adult entertainment” section of the classified advertising website Backpage.com.


May 7, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Turner
Representative for New York's 9th congressional district


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Last Updated: May 7, 2012
Length: 8 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
5/7/2012--Introduced.Expresses support for: (1) law enforcement agency efforts to provide training to law enforcement agents on how to investigate and prosecute cases of sex trafficking and how to identify and ...

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Related Bills
S.Res. 439 (identical)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 20, 2012

H.Res. 649 (Related)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should work to eliminate ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 10, 2012

What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 646” 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.


May 7, 2012


7 cosponsors (5R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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


There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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