About the resolution
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Mar 22, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress
This resolution was introduced on March 22, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Mar 22, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
H.Res. 801 (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.
This simple resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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READ IT Resolution, H.R. Res. 801, 115th Cong. (2018).
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