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H.Res. 1148 (116th): Raising a question of the privileges of the House.

About the resolution

Should Republicans be allowed to make up almost 100 percent of Congress?


The official Democratic Party platforms in 1840, 1844, 1848, 1852, and 1856 all formally supported slavery.

“Congress has no power under the Constitution to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several states [namely slavery],” the 1840 party platform read. “All such efforts [to abolish slavery] have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend to our political institutions.”

The Republican Party was founded in 1854 in large part as an anti-slavery party. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, and the party has never formally endorsed or condoned slavery in a party platform.

Now, …

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Louie Gohmert Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 24, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Sep 24, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Failed House on Sep 29, 2020

This resolution failed in the House on September 29, 2020.


6 Cosponsors (6 Republicans)



Sep 24, 2020

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Sep 29, 2020
Failed House

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

H.Res. 1148 (116th) 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 1148. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This simple 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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