H.Res. 137: Recognizing the security challenges of convening government officials in one specific place and directing the House of Representatives to take appropriate steps so that the House of Representatives can meet in a virtual setting.

Introduced:
Mar 21, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Stevan “Steve” Pearce
Representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 437 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 2011

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on March 21, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being agreed to.

47% of simple resolutions made it past committee and about 45% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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House House Administration

House Rules

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

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.

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3/21/2013--Introduced.
Declares that the House of Representatives: (1) encourages the use of a virtual setting to implement hearings, conduct debate, meet, and vote; and (2) directs the Committee on House Administration to identify the best practices for conducting the business of the House in such a setting, and to establish procedures and rules for the consideration of legislation by Members of Congress in it.

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