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

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

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Sponsor and status

Al Green

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

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Last Updated: Jul 1, 2021
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Jul 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Jul 1, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 1, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

83 Cosponsors (83 Democrats)

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History

Jul 1, 2021
 
Introduced

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Agreed To

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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