Senate Simple Resolution 548
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to enable the participation of absent Senators during a national crisis.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 19, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 19, 2020
Latest Action
Mar 19, 2020
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
548
Congress
116
Policy Area
Congress
Congress
Primary focus of measure is Members of Congress; general congressional oversight; congressional agencies, committees, operations; legislative procedures; U.S. Capitol. Measures concerning oversight and investigation of specific matters may fall under the issue-specific relevant policy area.
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No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

This resolution sets forth procedures that allow Senators to cast their votes from outside of the Senate chamber. Specifically, these votes may be cast using certain technology approved by the Secretary of the Senate and Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper if the majority leader and minority leader determine that an extraordinary crisis of national extent exists in which it would be infeasible for Senators to cast their votes in person.

Text (1)
March 19, 2020
Actions (2)
03/19/2020
Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (text: CR S1859-1860)
03/19/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 20, 2020 4:27:08 AM
Updated
Jun 4, 2020 4:35:04 AM