H.Res. 539: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America’s energy security and diplomacy, and promote energy efficiency and government accountability, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 23) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”; and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 24) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.
Introduced:

Nov 30, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Dec 1, 2015

This simple resolution was agreed to on December 1, 2015. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Sponsor:

Michael Burgess

Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2015
Length: 3 pages

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History

Nov 30, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 30, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 1, 2015
 
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.

Dec 1, 2015
 
Text Published

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

This page is about a 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.

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