S.Res. 331 (112th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress should “Go Big” in its attempts toward deficit reduction.


Nov 16, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on November 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mark Kirk

Junior Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2011
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

Expresses the sense of the Senate that Congress should pass a deficit reduction measure that:(1) includes enough deficit reduction to stabilize the federal debt as a share of the economy, ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 16, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 331”). 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.


10 cosponsors (8D, 1I, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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