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H.Res. 647 (115th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 477) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt from registration brokers performing services in connection with the transfer of ownership of smaller privately held companies; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3971) to amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify the requirements for community financial institutions with respect to certain rules relating to mortgage loans, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 123) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for H.R. 477 (115th), H.R. 3971 (115th), such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

Sponsor and status

Rob Woodall

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Dec 6, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Dec 7, 2017

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Dec 6, 2017

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Dec 6, 2017
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Dec 7, 2017
Agreed To

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H.Res. 647 (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. 647. 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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