H.Res. 178 (99th): A resolution establishing a temporary commission composed of political scientists and other persons from private life, to study the precedents of the House relating to election contests and to recommend to the House nonpartisan procedures for resolving such contests.


May 22, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 22, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Elwood Hillis

Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

5/22/1985--Introduced.Establishes a commission to review the precedents of the House of Representatives relating to contested elections and to study the manner in which the House determined the results of the ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 22, 1985

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This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 178”). 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.


15 cosponsors (14R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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