H.Res. 196: Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel.

May 03, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
99% chance of being agreed to
Theodore Deutch
Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district
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Nov 13, 2013
2 pages
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This simple resolution was agreed to on November 13, 2013. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced May 03, 2013
Referred to Committee May 03, 2013
Reported by Committee May 07, 2013
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Nov 13, 2013

99% chance of being agreed to.

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12 cosponsors (11D, 1R) (show)

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11/13/2013--Passed House amended.
Expresses support for: (1) the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution, the right to counsel; and (2) strategies to improve the criminal justice system to ensure that indigent defendants in all felony cases are adequately represented by counsel.
Urges states to work to ensure that indigent defendants in all felony cases are adequately represented by counsel.

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