H.Res. 720: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4641) to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5046) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist State and local governments in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, and for other purposes.

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

Overview

Introduced:

May 10, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on May 11, 2016

This simple resolution was agreed to on May 11, 2016. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Sponsor:

Doug Collins

Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 11, 2016
Length: 4 pages

History

May 10, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 10, 2016
 
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.

May 11, 2016
 
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.

May 11, 2016
 
Text Published

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

H.Res. 720 is 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.

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