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H.Res. 968: Congressional Voting Accountability Act

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About the resolution

The most ironic outcome would be if this legislation passed by voice vote or with many members voting “present.”

Context

While some congressional votes are held by roll call, in which every individual member is required to vote “aye” or “nay” or “present,” others are held by voice vote. Under that practice, members in the room at the time are asked to say either “Aye” or “Nay” aloud, while the presiding officer determines which side earned the majority.

The most prominent example in the House from recent years was March 2020’s passage of the $2 trillion Covid relief legislationRep. Thomas Massie (R-KY4) tried to force a roll call vote, but the gambit was defeated and the House passed the bill by voice vote.

Another controversial practice is the …

Sponsor and status

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 14th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2022
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Mar 8, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Mar 8, 2022

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 8, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

4 Cosponsors (4 Republicans)

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History

Mar 8, 2022
 
Introduced

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Agreed To

H.Res. 968 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. 968. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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