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S.J.Res. 13 (115th): A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.

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About the resolution

Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two.

One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other was to confirm Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, despite her contentious positions on issues from private school vouchers to armed teachers.)

The context

Women’s health care provider organization Planned Parenthood has long been a bete noire for Republicans. After a 2015 sting operation of questionable legality by pro-life activists released videos purporting to reveal the organization’s employees trying to sell fetal body parts in violation of law, Republicans pledged to discontinue all government funding -- both federal and state -- for the group. (California …

Sponsor and status

Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 30, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Jan 30, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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Provisions of this resolution were incorporated into other resolutions which were enacted.


19 Cosponsors (19 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Lankford Applauds Senate Passage of CRA to Restore States Authority to Make Title X Funding Decisions
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 30, 2017

Senators Call On Mitch McConnell to Drop Republican Efforts to Gut Family Planning Centers
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] on Mar 1, 2017

Sens. Murray, Cantwell Call On Republican Leadership to Drop Efforts to Gut Family Planning Centers
    — Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA] on Mar 1, 2017

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Jan 30, 2017

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

S.J.Res. 13 (115th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 13. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This joint 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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