S.Res. 57 (113th): A resolution designating February 28, 2013, as “Rare Disease Day”.


Feb 26, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Feb 26, 2013

This simple resolution was agreed to on February 26, 2013. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Sherrod Brown

Senior Senator from Ohio



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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2013
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

2/26/2013--Passed Senate without amendment.Designates February 28, 2013, as Rare Disease Day. Expresses support for a national and global commitment to improving access to, and developing new treatments, diagnostics, and cures ... Read more >


Feb 26, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 26, 2013
Agreed To

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.

This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 57”). 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.


4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
S.Res. 368 (Related)
A resolution designating February 28, 2014, as “Rare Disease Day”.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Feb 27, 2014

H.Res. 493 (Related)
Expressing support for the designation of February 28, 2014, as “Rare Disease Day”.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 27, 2014

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