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H.Res. 801: READ IT Resolution

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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.

Context

Last week’s 2,232-page omnibus bill to fund the government was literally impossible to both fully read ...

Sponsor and status

Thomas Garrett

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Mar 22, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Mar 22, 2018

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 22, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

History

Mar 22, 2018
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Agreed To

H.Res. 801 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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