S.Res. 291 (112th): A resolution recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.


Oct 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
on Oct 21, 2011

This simple resolution was agreed to on October 21, 2011. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Robert “Bob” Menéndez
Senator from New Jersey


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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2011
Length: 2 pages

See Instead:

S.Res. 592 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 14, 2012

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
Recognizes the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.

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Related Bills
S.Res. 299 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 14, 2007

S.Res. 592 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 14, 2012

What is a resolution?

The “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 291” means this is a Senate 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.


Oct 12, 2011
Agreed To
Oct 21, 2011
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.


8 cosponsors (5D, 2R, 1I) (show)
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There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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