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H.Res. 509 (116th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 397) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3239) to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to perform an initial health screening on detainees, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from July 29, 2019, through September 6, 2019; and for other purposes.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for H.R. 397 (116th), H.R. 3239 (116th), such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

Sponsor and status

Norma Torres

Sponsor. Representative for California's 35th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Jul 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 24, 2019

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 24, 2019. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.



Jul 23, 2019

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Jul 23, 2019
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Jul 24, 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. 509 (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. 509. 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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