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H.Res. 5: Adopting rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.

House Resolution 5 passed earlier this month, setting the rules for how the House of Representatives would operate in the 115th Congress (2017–2018). Here are several notable rules which took effect, including ones controversially changing the accounting tactics for a likely Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) repeal, potentially drastically cutting the pay of federal workers and budgets of federal programs, and ... Continue reading »



Jan 3, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jan 3, 2017

This simple resolution was agreed to on January 3, 2017. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Kevin McCarthy

Representative for California's 23rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2017
Length: 36 pages


Jan 3, 2017

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

Jan 3, 2017
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Jan 3, 2017
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

H.Res. 5 is 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.

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