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H.Res. 500 (99th): A resolution expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable George M. O’Brien, a Representative from the State of Illinois.

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Jul 17, 1986
99th Congress (1985–1986)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on July 17, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Charles Price

Representative for Illinois's 21st congressional district




Jul 17, 1986

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H.Res. 500 (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. 500. 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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