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H.Con.Res. 415 (96th): A concurrent resolution to express the sense of the Congress that the United States should provide immediate humanitarian assistance to Somalia in order to help that nation cope with the massive influx of refugees.

Sponsor and status

Aug 25, 1980
96th Congress (1979–1980)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on August 25, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Gene Maguire

Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district



12 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 4 Republicans)



Aug 25, 1980

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

H.Con.Res. 415 (96th) was a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Con.Res. 415. This is the one from the 96th Congress.

This concurrent resolution was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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