Recognizing the significance of Black History Month.
The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Feb 2, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This resolution was introduced on February 2, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district
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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2016
Length: 4 pages
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Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 79.
H.Res. 597 (114th) was a simple 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.
This simple resolution was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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