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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.


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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 election for the office of Representative from the Eighth Congressional District of Indiana, held November 6, 1984. Requires the commission to report to the House on its findings, including recommendations, not later than the end of the 99th Congress. Terminates such commission at the end of the 99th Congress.