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H.RES.196: Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Ted Deutch, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 12 (11 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses support for: (1) the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution, the right to counsel; and (2) strategies to improve the criminal justice system to ensure that indigent defendants in all felony cases are adequately represented by counsel.

Urges states to work to ensure that indigent defendants in all felony cases are adequately represented by counsel.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 13, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR 11/12/2013 H6975)
Nov. 13, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7034)
Nov. 12, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Holding objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
Nov. 12, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 196.
Nov. 12, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6975-6977)
Nov. 12, 2013 Mr. Holding moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
Nov. 12, 2013 Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 71.
Nov. 12, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-260.
May 7, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
May 7, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.