H.Res. 679 (112th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 436) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5882) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.

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

Jun 6, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jun 7, 2012

This simple resolution was agreed to on June 7, 2012. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Tim Scott

Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district



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Jun 6, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 6, 2012
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 7, 2012
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 7, 2012
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 7, 2012 2:27 p.m.
Passed 241/173

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Related Bills
H.R. 5882 (Related)
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2013

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 8, 2012

H.R. 436 (Related)
Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 7, 2012

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