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.

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


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. Read more >


Dec 4, 1980

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 4, 1980
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 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.

This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 550”). 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.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Subject Areas
Find Similar Bills

Search for similar bills.

Links & tools

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Click a format for a citation suggestion: