S.Res. 498 (99th): An original resolution to amend rule XXXV of the standing Rules of the Senate.

An "original bill" is one which is drafted and approved by a committee before it is formally introduced in the House or Senate.

Oct 1, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Oct 3, 1986

This simple resolution was agreed to on October 3, 1986. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Charles Mathias Jr.

Senator from Maryland


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Aug 12, 1986
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 1, 1986

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 3, 1986
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This page is about a 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.

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