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H.Con.Res. 23 (113th): Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, or to any similar agreement on the arms trade.

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Mike Kelly

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2013
Length: 5 pages
Mar 13, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Kelly Pledges Continued Opposition to UN Arms Trade Treaty
    — Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] (Sponsor) on Dec 22, 2014

McCaul Urges Obama to Protect Americans' Second Amendment Rights from UN Treaty
    — Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 3, 2013

Simpson Joined Colleagues in Sending Letter to White House Opposing Arms Trade Treaty
    — Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 31, 2013

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Mar 13, 2013

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

H.Con.Res. 23 (113th) was a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Con.Res. 23. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This concurrent resolution was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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