S.Res. 550 (96th): An original resolution to elect the Senator from the State of New York, Mr. Javits, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations for the calendar day December 4, 1980.

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Dec 4, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
on Dec 4, 1980

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


Frank Church
Senator from Idaho

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
Elects Senator Javits, of New York, as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations for December 4, 1980.

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The “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 550” means this is a Senate 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, 1980
Reported by Committee
Dec 4, 1980
Agreed To
Dec 4, 1980


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