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H.Res. 220 (116th): Recognizing the interdependence of diplomacy, development, and defense as critical to effective national security.

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Eliot Engel

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Mar 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 26, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


60 Cosponsors (52 Democrats, 8 Republicans)


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Engel & McCaul Offer Legislation Reaffirming the Pillars of American Foreign Policy
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Mar 13, 2019

Washington Review, July 22, 2019
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2019

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Selected for his human rights work...</span>Armenian-American group to present Smith w bipartisan 2020 Freedom Award
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] on Sep 30, 2020

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Mar 13, 2019

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Jun 26, 2019
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H.Res. 220 (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. 220. 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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