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S.Con.Res. 47 (116th): A concurrent resolution recognizing that the climate crisis is disproportionately affecting the health, economic opportunity, and fundamental rights of children, expressing the sense of Congress that renewed leadership by the United States is needed to address the climate crisis, and recognizing the need of the United States to develop a national, comprehensive, and science-based climate recovery plan to phase out fossil fuel emissions, protect and enhance natural sequestration, and put the United States on a path toward stabilizing the climate system.

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Jeff Merkley

Sponsor. Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2020
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Sep 23, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 23, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Cosponsors

7 Cosponsors (7 Democrats)

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History

Sep 23, 2020
 
Introduced

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

S.Con.Res. 47 (116th) was a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.Con.Res. 47. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This concurrent 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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