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H.Res. 819: VOTE Resolution

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Should a House vote last longer than it takes to watch the entire Back to the Future trilogy?


On November 5, what was originally scheduled as a 15-minute House vote on a procedural issue ended up lasting for seven hours and six minutes, becoming the longest House vote in history. The previous record was a 2003 vote on the creation of the healthcare program Medicare Part D, which ultimately passed by a single vote.

Not only that, but the Senate also set its own record earlier this year for the chamber’s longest vote: 11 hours and 50 minutes on a March debate over increasing the federal minimum wage, which ultimately failed.

A lot of things in Congress seem to be setting length records this year. …

Sponsor and status

Claudia Tenney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 18, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Nov 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Nov 18, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on November 18, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3 Cosponsors (3 Republicans)



Nov 18, 2021

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H.Res. 819 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. 819. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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