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H.Res. 897: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be a direct emergency economic stimulus for individual Americans in response to COVID-19.

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Tulsi Gabbard

Sponsor. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Mar 12, 2020

Introduced on Mar 12, 2020

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 12, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Third Emergency Funding Bill Passes Congress by Unanimous Consent; Congress Must Do More
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Sponsor) on Mar 27, 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Updates Over 11,000 Hawaii Residents & Small Business Owners on Coronavirus Response & Resources
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Sponsor) on Mar 26, 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard To Host Telephone Town Hall On Hawaiis Healthcare System, Small Business Assistance During The Coronavirus Crisis
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Sponsor) on Mar 23, 2020

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Mar 12, 2020

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H.Res. 897 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.

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