H.Res. 729 (96th): A resolution to call on the President to declare a national emergency for the purpose of suspending the Davis-Bacon Act.


Jun 25, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 25, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robin Beard Jr.

Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

6/25/1980--Introduced.Calls on the President, in the exercise of authority under the Davis-Bacon Act, to declare a national economic emergency and suspend the provisions of such Act and the provisions of ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 25, 1980

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This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 729”). 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.


25 cosponsors (19R, 6D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.Res. 754 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 1980

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