About the resolution
How fast can you read? Can you read 2,232 pages in only 18 hours? That would be 124 pages per hour for 18 hours without a break and with complete comprehension.
If you can’t, then you’re like most members of Congress and nearly every other human being. A new piece of legislation would require members have enough time to actually fully look over the bills they vote on.
Last week’s 2,232-page omnibus bill to fund the government was literally impossible to both fully read and comprehend in the limited time between release and vote.
The bill, largely written in secret and by congressional leadership, was only publicly released and given to most members about 18 hours before the vote. Even if you could read one page per minute, it …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This resolution was introduced on March 22, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 801. 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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READ IT Resolution, H.R. Res. 801, 115th Cong. (2018).
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