Sponsor and status
99th Congress (1985–1986)
This resolution was introduced on September 4, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district
21 Cosponsors (13 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Sep 12, 1984
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 581 (98th).
Sep 4, 1985
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
H.Res. 259 (99th) was a 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.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 259. This is the one from the 99th Congress.
This simple resolution was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A resolution to request that the President establish a bipartisan commission on the budget deficit, H.R. Res. 259, 99th Cong. (1985).
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