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Sponsor. Junior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2016
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Jun 10, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jun 10, 2016
This simple resolution was agreed to on June 10, 2016. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.
Jun 10, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 10, 2016
The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
S.Res. 491 (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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Civic Impulse. (2018). S.Res. 491 — 114th Congress: A resolution designating June 12, 2016, as a national day of racial amity and reconciliation. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/sres491
“S.Res. 491 — 114th Congress: A resolution designating June 12, 2016, as a national day of racial amity and reconciliation.” www.GovTrack.us. 2016. June 20, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/sres491>
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