S.Res. 73: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods March 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015, October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016, and October 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017.

An "original bill" is one which is drafted and approved by a committee before it is formally introduced in the House or Senate.

Feb 12, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Feb 12, 2015

This simple resolution was agreed to on February 12, 2015. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Roy Blunt

Junior Senator from Missouri



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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
Length: 50 pages

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Feb 12, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 12, 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.

Feb 12, 2015
Agreed To

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.

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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