Senate Simple Resolution 156
115th Congress(2017-2018)
A resolution recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster-care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster-care system.
Active
Active
Passed Senate on May 22, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 4, 2017
Latest Action
May 22, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
156
Congress
115
Policy Area
Families
Families
Primary focus of measure is child and family welfare, services, and relationships; marriage and family status; domestic violence and child abuse. Measures concerning public assistance programs or aging may fall under Social Welfare policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Missouri
Michigan
Minnesota
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Hampshire
Oregon
South Carolina
Virginia
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Passed
May 22, 2017
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Supports designation of National Foster Care Month, and recognizes it as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges that children face in the foster care system.

Text (2)
Actions (6)
05/22/2017
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
05/22/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
05/22/2017
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3072-3073)
05/22/2017
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S3072-3073)
05/04/2017
Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2777-2778)
05/04/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 5, 2017 12:41:39 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:40:57 PM