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H.Res. 19 (117th): Condemning and censuring Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas.

About the resolution

Were his comments implicitly encouraging such violence at the Capitol Building attack, or merely warning of the possibility?


Despite being a Republican himself, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX1) sued Republican Vice President Mike Pence in late December. The lawsuit sought to overturn an 1887 law as unconstitutional, which lays out the official process for Congress counting and certifying the Electoral College results for president.

The vice president presides over the counting in Congress, leading to a few times in American history when the sitting vice president presided over the official counting of their own presidential election loss. The role has always essentially been ceremonial, but Rep. Gohmert’s lawsuit contended that the vice president has the power to actually determine which states’ electors will officially count. Under this legal …

Sponsor and status

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jan 5, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 5, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


43 Cosponsors (43 Democrats)



Jan 5, 2021

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H.Res. 19 (117th) 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. 19. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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