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Sponsor. Representative for California's 28th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 3 pages
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.
141 Cosponsors (120 Democrats, 21 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“<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] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 30, 2020
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
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.
Dec 12, 2019
Companion Bill — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, S.Res. 150 (116th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.Res. 296 (116th).
H.Res. 296 (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. 296. 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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Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide, H.R. Res. 296, 116th Cong. (2019).
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