Senate Concurrent Resolution 31
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A concurrent resolution recognizing the importance and significance of the 2020 Census and encouraging individuals, families, and households across the United States to participate in the 2020 Census to ensure a complete and accurate count.
Active
Active
Passed Senate on Dec 18, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Dec 18, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 19, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Concurrent Resolution
Concurrent Resolution
A form of legislative measure used for the regulation of business within both chambers of Congress, not for proposing changes in law. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Con.Res. or S.Con.Res. Joint resolutions and simple resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
31
Congress
116
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Hawaii
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Delaware
Alabama
Illinois
Indiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Minnesota
Montana
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Oregon
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Virginia
Virginia
Washington
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Passed
December 18, 2019
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: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7165; text: CR S7163)
Summary

This concurrent resolution expresses the sense of Congress that (1) it is the civic duty of the people of the United States to help ensure that the 2020 Census is as accurate as possible; (2) the federal government, state and local governments, civil society, businesses, religious institutions, libraries, and other national and local organizations should work together as partners to inform the public that the 2020 Census is safe, easy, and important; (3) individuals who want to help administer the 2020 Census should apply for a job at 2020census.gov/jobs; and (4) U.S. residents should plan to respond to the 2020 Census to ensure that all people living in a household in the United States are included.

    Text (3)
    December 19, 2019
    December 18, 2019
    December 18, 2019
    Actions (6)
    12/19/2019
    Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
    12/19/2019
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    12/19/2019
    Received in the House.
    12/18/2019
    Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7165; text: CR S7163)
    12/18/2019
    Passed/agreed to in Senate: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7165; text: CR S7163)
    12/18/2019
    Introduced in Senate
    Public Record
    Created
    Dec 19, 2019 5:57:14 AM
    Updated
    May 9, 2020 4:27:32 AM