H.Res. 747 (112th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6169) to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from August 3, 2012, through September 7, 2012; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.

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

Jul 31, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Aug 1, 2012

This simple resolution was agreed to on August 1, 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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Jul 31, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 31, 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.

Aug 1, 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.

Aug 1, 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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Aug 1, 2012 2:11 p.m.
Agreed to 238/186
Aug 1, 2012 2:20 p.m.
Passed 240/184

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Debate on H.R. 8 is governed by these rules.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 2, 2013

H.R. 6169 (Action-Caused-By)
Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012

Passed House
Last Action: Aug 2, 2012

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