S.J.Res. 34: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”.

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Overview

Introduced:

Mar 7, 2017

Status:

Passed Senate on Mar 23, 2017

This resolution passed in the Senate on March 23, 2017 and goes to the House next for consideration.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Mar 24, 2017 that this resolution may be considered in the week ahead.

Sponsor:

Jeff Flake

Junior Senator from Arizona

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017
Length: 2 pages

History

Mar 7, 2017
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 15, 2017
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 23, 2017
 
Passed Senate

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

Mar 24, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this resolution would be considered in the week ahead.

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S.J.Res. 34 is 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.

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