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S.Res. 21 (112th): A resolution to amend the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide procedures for extended debate.

Sponsor and status

Jeff Merkley

Sponsor. Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2011
Length: 7 pages
Jan 25, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Failed Senate on Jan 27, 2011

This resolution failed in the Senate on January 27, 2011.



Jan 25, 2011

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

Jan 27, 2011
Failed Senate

A vote on the resolution failed in the Senate. The resolution is now dead.

Jan 27, 2011
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Laid on Table in the Senate.

S.Res. 21 (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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