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H.Res. 845 (112th): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a standing Committee on Repeals.

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The House of Representatives maintains 20 standing committees, permanent sub-bodies of the full chamber which hold hearings, conduct investigations, and vote up-or-down on legislation within its domain to decide whether it should be sent to the whole House. The most recent permanent standing committee created was Homeland Security in 2002, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

After the Tea Party wave of 2010 led to Republicans winning back the House, they set out to repeal so many Democratic laws or executive orders that former Rep. Clifford “Cliff” Stearns (R-FL6) introduced legislation proposing another standing committee: the Committee on Repeals.

“The problem for me was we voted every year over 1,000 times,” Stearns — now an executive director for APCO Worldwide — wrote in an email to GovTrack Insider ...

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Clifford “Cliff” Stearns

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 2, 2013
Length: 2 pages
Jan 2, 2013
112th Congress (2011–2013)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 2, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Jan 2, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.Res. 845 (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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 845. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

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

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