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H.Con.Res. 107: Authorizing Reverend Billy Graham to lie in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol.

About the resolution

Rev. Billy Graham was America’s most famous Christian preacher, having advised every U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s. He passed away last week at age 99. Should his body lie in the Capitol Rotunda, an honor accorded to only three other private citizens in American history?

The resolution H. Con. Res. 97 was adopted by Congress days after Graham’s death, authorizing his body and casket to be placed in the Capitol Rotunda — the portion of the building underneath the iconic dome — for Americans to pay ...

Sponsor and status

Patrick McHenry

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
Length: 1 pages

Feb 23, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019


Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution) on Feb 26, 2018

This concurrent resolution was agreed to by both chambers of Congress on February 26, 2018. That is the end of the legislative process for concurrent resolutions. They do not have the force of law.


Feb 23, 2018

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Feb 23, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 26, 2018
Passed Senate

The concurrent resolution was passed by both chambers in identical form. A concurrent resolution is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 26, 2018
Text Published

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H.Con.Res. 107 is a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

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