Concurrent Resolution

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Concurrent Resolution

An action of Congress passed in the form of an enactment of one house, with the other house in agreement, which expresses the ideas of Congress on a particular subject.

A concurrent resolution does not have the legal impact of a joint resolution, which has the force of official legislative action. It is more commonly employed as a method of expressing an opinion on some question. Commendations to victorious sports teams and statespersons and petitions from state legislatures to Congress or the president are examples of concurrent resolutions.

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Roger Mercado, chairman of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments, said the plenary deliberations on House Concurrent Resolution No.
Rand Paul said Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 could increase the federal budget deficit by $9.
The House has already passed a concurrent resolution, constituting Congress into a Constituent assembly but senators insisted that the two chambers should tackle and vote separately on the issue.
During its final session day before the holiday recess last December 13, the House of Representatives began the plenary debates on the convening of the 17th Congress as a Constituent Assembly or Con-Ass under House Concurrent Resolution 9.
President, distinguished colleagues: It is my honor to sponsor Senate Concurrent Resolution No.
The new version of the bill, Senate Concurrent Resolution 44, adopted Friday by the Senate Human Services Committee, asks the state insurance commissioner to form a task force to look into the feasibility of using life settlements, viatical settlements and accelerated life insurance policy death benefits to pay for LTC services.
The House Concurrent Resolution in the US House of Representatives was co-sponsored by Representatives Louie Gohmert and Steve King.
After 60 days of continuous session, the export would go through unless Congress were to adopt a concurrent resolution of disapproval.
Tom Tancredo, meanwhile, has introduced House Concurrent Resolution 37, expressing "the sense of Congress that the President should swiftly and unconditionally pardon Agents Ramos and Compean.
The Academic Senate in California began in 1963, with the adoption of an Assembly Concurrent Resolution that required the State Board of Education to establish academic senates for the purposes of representing faculty in the formation of policy on academic and professional matters.

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