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H.Res. 296: Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide.

Sponsor and status

Adam Schiff

Sponsor. Representative for California's 28th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Apr 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Oct 29, 2019

This simple resolution was agreed to on October 29, 2019. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Send Letter to Library of Congress Urging Historically Accurate Characterization of Armenian Genocide
    — Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28] (Sponsor) on Jul 30, 2020

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith, a co-sponsor of H.Res. 296, manages debate on House floor</span>Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 29, 2019

Bacon Votes to Impose Sanctions on Turkey, Recognize Armenian Genocide
    — Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2] on Oct 30, 2019

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Apr 8, 2019

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

Oct 29, 2019
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. 296 is 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. 296. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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