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H.Res. 659: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a point of order against legislation that cuts Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits.

Sponsor and status

Richard Nolan

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Dec 12, 2017


Introduced on Dec 12, 2017

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on December 12, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Dec 12, 2017

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H.Res. 659 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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