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House Joint Resolution 68
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on October 27, 2006.
Failed House on Jul 18, 2023
Jun 12, 2023
Latest Action
Jul 18, 2023
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Joint Resolution
Joint Resolution
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Emergency Management
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House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Failed on July 18, 2023
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This joint resolution terminates the national emergency declared by President George W. Bush on October 27, 2006, which blocks the property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Text (1)
June 12, 2023
Actions (12)
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 381 (Roll no. 333). (text: CR H3659)
Failed of passage/not agreed to in House: On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 381 (Roll no. 333).(text: CR H3659)
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3681)
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. J. Res. 68, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Boebert demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to a previous order of the House.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the previous order of the House of July 13, 2023, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on H.J.Res. 68.
Considered pursuant to a previous order. (consideration: CR H3659-3662)
Consideration initiated pursuant to a previous order.
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Nunn (IA) asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time through July 20, 2023, to consider the following joint resolutions in the House if called up by the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs or his designee: H. J. Res. 68, H. J. Res. 70, H. J. Res. 71, or H. J. Res. 74; that each such joint resolution be considered as read; that the previous question be considered as ordered on each such joint resolution to final passage without intervening motion except for debate as follows: for H. J. Res. 68, 30 minutes equally divided among and controlled by Mr. McCaul, Mr. Meeks, and Mrs. Boebert or their respective designees; for H. J. Res. 70 and H. J. Res. 74, 30 minutes equally divided among and controlled by Mr. McCaul, Mr. Meeks, and Mr. Gosar or their respective designees; for H. J. Res. 71, 30 minutes equally divided among and controlled by Mr. McCaul, Mr. Meeks, and Mr. Crane or their respective designees; and that the provisions of section 202 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U .S.C. 1622) shall not apply to each such jo int resolution through July 20, 2023. Agreed to without objection.
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Introduced in House
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