H.Res. 137 (113th): 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.


Mar 21, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 21, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Stevan “Steve” Pearce

Representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2013
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Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 21, 2013

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This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 137”). 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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Related Bills
H.Res. 437 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 2011

H.Res. 83 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 3, 2015

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