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H.Con.Res. 79 (114th): Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015

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This resolution would have caused H.R. 719 to be amended with provisions to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America for one year, in addition to technical corrections. Although the resolution passed in the House, it was not taken up in the Senate. H.R. 719 was the must-pass bill that funded the government through December 11, 2015.

A resolution like this one that "corrects the enrollment" of another bill is typically used to make non-substantive technical corrections to a bill_after_ it has already been passed by both chambers of Congress in identical form (called "enrollment"). Typically a bill will immediately be sent to the President for signature. With a resolution like this one, when passed by both chambers, the text of the bill can be modified prior to its being sent …

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Martha Roby

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2015
Length: 5 pages
Sep 29, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 30, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.



Sep 29, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 30, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This was a vote on a resolution that would have caused H.R. 719 to be amended with provisions to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America for one year, plus non-substantive …

H.Con.Res. 79 (114th) was a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Con.Res. 79. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This concurrent resolution was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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