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H.Res. 926 (114th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, posthumously, to Mrs. Henrietta Lacks, in recognition of her invaluable contribution to modern science in the form of her own immortal cells-HeLa cells-without which life-saving medicines and procedures would not have been developed at critical moments in our Nation’s history.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2016
Length: 4 pages
Nov 16, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on November 16, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Nov 16, 2016

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H.Res. 926 (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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