H.Res. 259 (99th): A resolution to request that the President establish a bipartisan commission on the budget deficit.


Sep 4, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 4, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Cecil Heftel

Representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

9/4/1985--Introduced.Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should establish a bipartisan commission on the budget deficit with the express charter to recommend appropriate policy to enable ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 4, 1985

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 259”). 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.


21 cosponsors (13D, 8R) (show)
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.

Related Bills
H.Res. 581 (98th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 12, 1984

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