S.Res. 500 (99th): An original resolution managing the expenditure of funds for Senate official mail during fiscal year 1987.

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Oct 2, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Oct 8, 1986

This simple resolution was agreed to on October 8, 1986. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Charles Mathias Jr.

Senator from Maryland


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

Prohibits Senate offices from incurring official mail costs for FY 1987 in excess of the amounts allocated to such offices in accordance with this resolution.Requires the Committee on Rules and ... Read more >


Oct 2, 1986

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Oct 2, 1986
Reported by Committee

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Oct 8, 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 is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 500”). 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.


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.

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