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H.Res. 856 (115th): Raising a question of the privileges of the House.

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Joseph “Joe” Crowley

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Apr 27, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Failed House on Apr 27, 2018

This resolution failed in the House on April 27, 2018.

See Instead

H.Res. 878 (same title)
Failed House — May 8, 2018



Apr 27, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 27, 2018
Failed House

A vote on the resolution failed in the House. The resolution is now dead.

Apr 27, 2018
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Laid on Table in the House.

H.Res. 856 (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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