S.Res. 358 (96th): An original resolution authorizing additional expenditures by the Committee on the Budget for inquiries and investigations.

An "original bill" is one which is drafted and approved by a committee before it is formally introduced in the House or Senate.

Feb 4, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Mar 4, 1980

This simple resolution was agreed to on March 4, 1980. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Edmund Muskie

Senator from Maine


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Feb 4, 1980

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 4, 1980
Reported by Committee

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Mar 4, 1980
Agreed To

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.

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.


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