H.Res. 497 (96th): A resolution providing for the consideration of H.R. 5461, a bill to designate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a legal public holiday.


Dec 4, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Dec 5, 1979

This simple resolution was agreed to on December 5, 1979. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Richard Bolling

Representative for Missouri's 5th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
Sets forth the rule for the consideration of H.R. 5461 (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday). Read more >
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Debate on H.R. 5461 is governed by these rules.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 28, 1979

What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 497” means this is a House 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.


Dec 4, 1979
Agreed To
Dec 5, 1979


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