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H.Res. 1155 (116th): Reaffirming the House of Representatives’ commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power called for in the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes.


About the resolution

The overwhelming majority of Republicans supported the resolution, but not all of them.

Context

President Donald Trump has claimed that he might refuse to leave office if he loses the 2020 presidential election. During a September 23 press conference, in response to a question about whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Trump responded, “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.”

Whether he would actually follow through or was just blustering is unclear at this point. But within days of Trump’s answer, a House and Senate resolution were introduced to get members of Congress on the record, pre-election, about whether they would endorse a peaceful transfer of power in event of a Trump loss.

What the resolutions do

Both resolutions declare that the ...

Sponsor and status

Eric Swalwell

Sponsor. Representative for California's 15th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Sep 29, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Sep 29, 2020

This simple resolution was agreed to on September 29, 2020. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

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History

Sep 29, 2020
 
Introduced

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

Sep 29, 2020
 
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

H.Res. 1155 (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. 1155. 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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