H.Res. 542: Providing for further 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, and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 1177) to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves.


Dec 1, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Dec 2, 2015

This simple resolution was agreed to on December 2, 2015. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Michael Burgess

Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2015
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Dec 1, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 1, 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 2, 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 2, 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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