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H.Res. 517: Original Slavery Remembrance Day Resolution of 2021


Supporting the designation of a "Slavery Remembrance Day" on August 20, 2021, to serve as a reminder of the evils of slavery.

Sponsor and status

Al Green

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2022
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Jul 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 27, 2022

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 27, 2022. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Cosponsors

137 Cosponsors (137 Democrats)

Source

History

Jul 1, 2021
 
Introduced

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

Jul 26, 2022
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this resolution would be considered in the week ahead.

Jul 26, 2022
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Unknown).

Jul 27, 2022
 
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. The vote was by special rule so no record of individual votes was made.

H.Res. 517 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 517. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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