S.Res. 64: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013.

Feb 28, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
99% chance of being agreed to

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Charles “Chuck” Schumer
Senior Senator from New York
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Feb 28, 2013
42 pages
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An original resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods October ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 03, 2013


This simple resolution was agreed to on March 5, 2013. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced Feb 28, 2013
Reported by Committee Feb 28, 2013
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Mar 05, 2013

99% chance of being agreed to.

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S.Res. stands for Senate simple resolution.

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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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

3/5/2013--Passed Senate without amendment.
Section 1 -
Authorizes expenditures by the following Senate committees from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013:
(1) Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry;
(2) Armed Services;
(3) Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs;
(4) Budget;
(5) Commerce, Science, and Transportation;
(6) Energy and Natural Resources;
(7) Environment and Public Works;
(8) Finance;
(9) Foreign Relations;
(10) Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions;
(11) Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs;
(12) Judiciary;
(13) Rules and Administration;
(14) Small Business and Entrepreneurship;
(15) Veterans' Affairs;
(16) Special Committee on Aging;
(17) Select Committee on Intelligence; and
(18) Indian Affairs.
Section 20 -
Authorizes establishment of a special reserve within funds in the account "Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations," appropriated by the legislative branch appropriations Act for FY2013, to be available to any committee to meet unpaid obligations or expenses.
Section 21 -
Reconstitutes the Senate National Security Working Group authorized by S.Res.105 (101st Congress), as subsequently amended and extended, to require or authorize the Working Group through December 31, 2016, to:
serve as a forum for bipartisan discussion of current national security issues relating to the jurisdictions of multiple Senate committees; conduct regular meetings and maintain records of all meetings and activities; act as official observers on the U.S. delegation to any negotiations to which the United States is a party regarding:
(1) the reduction, limitation, or control of conventional weapons, weapons of mass destruction, or the means for delivery of any such weapons;
(2) the reduction, limitation, or control of missile defenses; or
(3) export controls; and study any issues related to national security that the Senate Majority and Minority leaders jointly determine appropriate.
Encourages the Working Group to consult with parliamentarians and legislators of foreign nations and to participate in international forums and institutions regarding such national security matters.
Prohibits the Working Group from investigating matters relating to espionage or intelligence operations against the United States, counterintelligence operations and activities, or other intelligence matters within the jurisdiction of the Select Committee on Intelligence.
Limits the salary of the Majority and Minority liaison staff assistant to a rate up to that allowed under the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1968 for Senate committee employees.

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