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H.Con.Res. 40 (116th): Supporting reproductive health care in the United States.

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Ayanna Pressley

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2019
Length: 3 pages
May 21, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 21, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


160 Cosponsors (160 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Reps. Pressley, Schakowsky, Colleagues Introduce First-Ever Bill to Repeal the Helms Amendment, a 47-Year-Old, Anti-Choice Policy Restricting Abortion Access Around the Globe
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] (Sponsor) on Jul 29, 2020

Reps. Pressley, Lee, Schakowsky and Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Amendment to Strip Discriminatory Hyde Amendment from Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] (Sponsor) on Jul 23, 2020

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May 21, 2019

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

H.Con.Res. 40 (116th) 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 H.Con.Res. 40. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This concurrent resolution was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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