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Sponsor. Senator for Virginia. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 4, 2013
Length: 3 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Nov 4, 2013
This simple resolution was agreed to on November 4, 2013. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.
Nov 14, 2012
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S.Res. 592 (112th).
Oct 30, 2013
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Oct 31, 2013
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Nov 4, 2013
The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
S.Res. 277 (113th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.
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.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.Res. 277. This is the one from the 113th Congress.
This simple 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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A resolution recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali, S. Res. 277, 113th Cong. (2013).
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