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H.Res. 220 (115th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding past genocides, and for other purposes.

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Dave Trott

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Mar 22, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 22, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


124 Cosponsors (90 Democrats, 34 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Reject Weapons Sale to Turkish Bodyguards, Trott & 35 Members Urge Tillerson
    — Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 29, 2017

Valley Congressmen Valadao and Costa Commemorate Armenian Genocide
    — Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 24, 2018

Valley Congressmen Costa and Valadao Commemorate Armenian Genocide in House of Representatives
    — Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 24, 2018

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Mar 22, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.Res. 220 (115th) 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 220. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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