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H.Res. 199: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 140) to amend title 5, United States Code, to prohibit Federal employees from advocating for censorship of viewpoints in their official capacity, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 27) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’”; and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 619) to require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID-19, and for other purposes.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for H.R. 140, S. 619, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.

Sponsor and status

Thomas Massie

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2023
Length: 4 pages
Mar 7, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Mar 8, 2023

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Mar 7, 2023

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Mar 7, 2023
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Mar 8, 2023
Agreed To

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H.Res. 199 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. 199. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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