Sponsor and status
Sep 10, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Sep 10, 1976
This simple resolution was agreed to on September 10, 1976. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.
Senator for Rhode Island
Sep 10, 1976
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 10, 1976
The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.
S.Res. 542 (94th) was 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.
This simple resolution was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A resolution expressing the appreciation of the Senate to Jerry Lewis for his outstanding contributions in the fight against muscular dystrophy, S. Res. 542, 94th Cong. (1976).
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