H.RES.79: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Government shutdowns are detrimental to the Nation and should not occur.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about economics and public finance
  • Introduced Jan. 28, 2019
  • Latest Major Action Jan. 30, 2019

Bill Summary

This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that (1) government shutdowns cause substantial damage; (2) shutting down the government is not an acceptable tactic or strategy for resolving differences; and (3) Congress must ensure the continued, uninterrupted operations of the government and its duty to protect and promote the security of the American people.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 4 statements associated with H.RES.79.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 30

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 249 - 163 (Roll no. 65). (text: CR H1307)

Jan. 30
Considered as unfinished business. (text: CR H1307)
Jan. 30
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1307-1313)
Jan. 30

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 249 - 163 (Roll no. 65).

Jan. 30
Considered as unfinished business.
Jan. 30
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Jan. 30
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 79.
Jan. 30
Considered under suspension of the rules.
Jan. 30
Mr. Clay moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
Jan. 30
Considered as unfinished business. (text: CR H1317)
Jan. 28
Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Jan. 28

Introduced in the House by Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.)

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