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H.Res. 702 (116th): Recognizing that the United States has a moral obligation to meet its foundational promise of guaranteed justice for all.

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Ayanna Pressley

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Length: 31 pages
Nov 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on November 14, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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Reps. Pressley, Porter, Cárdenas and Scanlon Introduce Bill to Protect Individuals with Mental Illness, Disabilities from Police Violence
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] (Sponsor) on Oct 20, 2020

You're Invited to an Equity Agenda on the People's Justice Guarantee
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] (Sponsor) on Dec 13, 2019

Rep. Pressley Votes to Protect the Sacred Right to the Ballot
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] (Sponsor) on Dec 6, 2019

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Nov 14, 2019

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

H.Res. 702 (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. 702. 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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