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S.Con.Res. 3 (115th): A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.

About the resolution

It’s no secret that the President and congressional Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Their main method of preparing to do so is Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 which passed the Senate and House in early January 2017.

What the resolution does

Introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, the primary reason it gained attention is as the main congressional blueprint for Republicans to repeal the health care law. And passage of this concurrent resolution allows for a procedure called reconciliation, which prevents a bill from getting filibustered and restricts the number of bill amendments which can be offered. (The bill’s legal purpose is actually to set the congressional budget level for the upcoming fiscal year, as well as …

Sponsor and status

Michael Enzi

Sponsor. Senator for Wyoming. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
Length: 54 pages
Jan 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution) on Jan 13, 2017

This concurrent resolution was agreed to by both chambers of Congress on January 13, 2017. That is the end of the legislative process for concurrent resolutions. They do not have the force of law.



Jan 3, 2017

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

Jan 3, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jan 12, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jan 13, 2017
Passed House

The concurrent resolution was passed by both chambers in identical form. A concurrent resolution is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law.

Jan 18, 2017
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

Aug 16, 2017
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate.

S.Con.Res. 3 (115th) was a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.Con.Res. 3. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This concurrent 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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