The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
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Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7865)
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7865)
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 373 - 45 (Roll no. 36). (text: CR H799)
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 373 - 45 (Roll no. 36).
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H833-834)
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4031.
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H799-805)
Mrs. Napolitano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 231.
Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 116-287.
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Discharged.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.