H.Res. 196 (113th): Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel.


May 3, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Nov 13, 2013

This simple resolution was agreed to on November 13, 2013. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Theodore Deutch

Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 13, 2013
Length: 2 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >


May 3, 2013

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May 7, 2013
Reported by Committee

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Nov 13, 2013
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 13, 2013
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 196”). 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.


12 cosponsors (11D, 1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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