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H.Res. 668: BUDS Resolution

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After all, the 1970s music duo wasn’t named “Hall, Cosponsored by Oates.”


Sometimes, one Democrat and one Republican team up to introduce a congressional bill together. They might issue a joint press release about it, or make a joint appearance on a political talk show like Meet the Press, but those efforts are “unofficial.”

Officially, though, Congress allows for only one lead sponsor, relegating the other member to cosponsor status. Problem is, that “buries” a bill’s bipartisan nature, making it seem at first glance like a bill is solely a Democratic or Republican effort.

For example, the Improving VA Workforce Diversity Through Minority-serving Institutions Act of 2022 was introduced by a Democrat and a Republican: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14) and Byron Donalds (R-FL19). But the lead …

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Emanuel Cleaver

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 1, 2023
Length: 2 pages
Sep 1, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Sep 1, 2023

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 1, 2023. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


5 Cosponsors (3 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

47% chance of being agreed to (details)


Sep 1, 2023

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

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H.Res. 668 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. 668. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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