History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act

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History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act

History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act

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History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act was a proposal (now, a piece of legislation) introduced on 1999-06-22 in the House of Commons and Senate respectively of the 106 United States Congress by John B. Larson in relation with: Arts, culture, religion, Computers and government, Conferences, Congress, Congressional agencies, Congressional leadership, Congressional officers, Congressional publications, Congressional publicity, Ex-Members of Congress, Federal libraries, Government operations and politics, History, House of Representatives, Internet, Librarians, Library of Congress, Members of Congress (House), Printing, Science, technology, communications, Sound recording and reproducing, Video tape recording.

History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act became law (1) in the United States on 1999-11-12. It was referred to the following Committee(s): (2)

House Administration (HSHA)
Senate Rules and Administration (SSRA)

John B. Larson, member of the US congress
John B. Larson, Democrat, Representative from Connecticut, district 1

The proposal had the following cosponsors:

Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, Representative, from Hawaii, district 1
Gary Leonard Ackerman, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 5
Thomas Allen, Representative, from Maine, district 1
Robert Ernest Andrews, Democrat, Representative, from New Jersey, district 1
Bill Archer, Representative, from Texas, district 7
Brian Baird, Representative, from Washington, district 3
John Elias Baldacci, Democrat, Representative, from Maine, district 2
Tammy Baldwin, Senator, from Wisconsin, district 2
Cass Ballenger, Republican, Representative, from North Carolina, district 10
Bill Barrett, Representative, from Nebraska, district 3
Thomas M. Barrett, Democrat, Representative, from Wisconsin, district 5
Roscoe Gardner Bartlett, Republican, Representative, from Maryland, district 6
Charles Foster Bass, Republican, Representative, from New Hampshire, district 2
Herbert Harvell Bateman, Republican, Representative, from Virginia, district 1
Xavier Becerra, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 30
Kenneth E. Bentsen, Democrat, Representative, from Texas, district 25
Douglas Kent Bereuter, Republican, Representative, from Nebraska, district 1
Shelley Berkley, Representative, from Nevada, district 1
Howard Lawrence Berman, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 26
Robert Marion Berry, Democrat, Representative, from Arkansas, district 1
Judy Biggert, Representative, from Illinois, district 13
Brian P. Bilbray, Republican, Representative, from California, district 49
Sanford Dixon Bishop, Democrat, Representative, from Georgia, district 2
Rod R. Blagojevich, Democrat, Representative, from Illinois, district 5
Tom Bliley, Representative, from Virginia, district 7
Earl Blumenauer, Democrat, Representative, from Oregon, district 3
Roy Blunt, Republican, Senator, from Missouri, district 7
Sherwood Louis Boehlert, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 23
Henry Bonilla, Republican, Representative, from Texas, district 23
David Edward Bonior, Democrat, Representative, from Michigan, district 10
Robert Anthony Borski, Democrat, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 3
Leonard L. Boswell, Democrat, Representative, from Iowa, district 3
Frederick C. Boucher, Democrat, Representative, from Virginia, district 9
F. Allen Boyd, Democrat, Representative, from Florida, district 2
Kevin Patrick Brady, Republican, Representative, from Texas, district 8
Robert Brady, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 1
George Edward Brown, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 42
Sherrod Brown, Democrat, Senator, from Ohio, district 13
Richard Burr, Senator, from North Carolina, district 5
Dan Burton, Representative, from Indiana, district 6
Herbert Leon (sonny) Callahan, Republican, Representative, from Alabama, district 1
Ken Calvert, Republican, Representative, from California, district 43
Tom Campbell, Representative, from California, district 15
Lois Capps, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 22
Michael Everett Capuano, Democrat, Representative, from Massachusetts, district 8
Benjamin Louis Cardin, Democrat, Senator, from Maryland, district 3
Julia May Carson, Democrat, Representative, from Indiana, district 10
Michael Newbold Castle, Republican, Representative, from Delaware
Saxby Chambliss, Republican, Senator, from Georgia, district 8
Helen P. Chenoweth-hage, Republican, Representative, from Idaho, district 1
Donna Marie Christensen, Democrat, Delegate
William Lacy Clay, Democrat, Representative, from Missouri, district 1
Eva M. Clayton, Democrat, Representative, from North Carolina, district 1
Bob Clement, Representative, from Tennessee, district 5
James Enos Clyburn, Democrat, Representative, from South Carolina, district 6
Michael Allen (mac) Collins, Republican, Representative, from Georgia, district 3
Larry Ed Combest, Republican, Representative, from Texas, district 19
Gary Adrian Condit, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 18
John Conyers, Democrat, Representative, from Michigan, district 14
Merrill Cook, Republican, Representative, from Utah, district 2
John Cooksey, Republican, Representative, from Louisiana, district 5
Jerry Francis Costello, Democrat, Representative, from Illinois, district 12
William Joseph Coyne, Democrat, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 14
Philip Miller Crane, Republican, Representative, from Illinois, district 8
Joseph Crowley, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 7
Barbara L. Cubin, Republican, Representative
Elijah Eugene Cummings, Democrat, Representative, from Maryland, district 7
Randy Cunningham, Representative, from California, district 51
Patsy Ann (pat) Danner, Democrat, Representative, from Missouri, district 6
Danny K. Davis, Democrat, Representative, from Illinois, district 7
Jim Davis, Democrat, Representative, from Florida, district 11
Tom Davis, Representative, from Virginia, district 11
John Nathan Deal, Republican, Representative, from Georgia, district 9
Peter Anthony Defazio, Democrat, Representative, from Oregon, district 4
Bill Delahunt, Democrat, Representative, from Massachusetts, district 10
Rosa L. Delauro, Democrat, Representative, from Connecticut, district 3
Jim DeMint, Senator, from South Carolina, district 4
Norman Devalois Dicks, Democrat, Representative, from Washington, district 6
John David Dingell, Democrat, Representative, from Michigan, district 16
Julian Carey Dixon, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 32
Calvin M. Dooley, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 20
Michael F. Doyle, Democrat, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 18
David Timothy Dreier, Republican, Representative, from California, district 28
John J. Duncan, Republican, Representative, from Tennessee, district 2
Vernon James Ehlers, Republican, Representative, from Michigan, district 3
Robert L. Ehrlich, Republican, Representative, from Maryland, district 2
Jo Ann Emerson, Republican, Representative, from Missouri, district 8
Eliot Lance Engel, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 17
Anna Georges Eshoo, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 14
Bobby R. Etheridge, Democrat, Representative, from North Carolina, district 2
Lane Allen Evans, Democrat, Representative, from Illinois, district 17
Thomas W. Ewing, Republican, Representative, from Illinois, district 15
Eni F. H. Faleomavaega, Democrat, Delegate
Sam Farr, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 17
Chaka Fattah, Democrat, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 2
Bob Filner, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 50
Ernie Fletcher, Representative, from Kentucky, district 6
Mark A. Foley, Republican, Representative, from Florida, district 16
Michael Patrick Forbes, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 1
Tillie Kidd Fowler, Republican, Representative, from Florida, district 4
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Republican, Representative, from New Jersey, district 11
Jonas Martin Frost, Democrat, Representative, from Texas, district 24
Elton W. Gallegly, Republican, Representative, from California, district 23
Greg Ganske, Republican, Representative, from Iowa, district 4
Samuel Gejdenson, Democrat, Representative, from Connecticut, district 2
George William Gekas, Republican, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 17
Richard Andrew Gephardt, Democrat, Representative, from Missouri, district 3
Wayne Thomas Gilchrest, Republican, Representative, from Maryland, district 1
Paul Eugene Gillmor, Republican, Representative, from Ohio, district 5
Benjamin Arthur Gilman, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 20
Charles A. Gonzalez, Democrat, Representative, from Texas, district 20
Virgil H. Goode, Republican, Representative, from Virginia, district 5
Bob Goodlatte, Representative, from Virginia, district 6
William Franklin Goodling, Republican, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 19
Barton Jennings Gordon, Democrat, Representative, from Tennessee, district 6
Kay Granger, Republican, Representative, from Texas, district 12
Raymond Eugene (gene) Green, Democrat, Representative, from Texas, district 29
Mark Green, Republican, Representative, from Wisconsin, district 8
James Charles Greenwood, Republican, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 8
Luis Gutierrez, Representative, from Illinois, district 4
Ralph Moody Hall, Republican, Representative, from Texas, district 4
Tony Patrick Hall, Democrat, Representative, from Ohio, district 3
James Vear Hansen, Republican, Representative, from Utah, district 1
John Dennis Hastert, Republican, Representative, from Illinois, district 14
Doc Hastings, Republican, Representative, from Washington, district 4
Robert (robin) Hayes, Republican, Representative, from North Carolina, district 8
John D. Hayworth, Republican, Representative, from Arizona, district 6
Baron P. Hill, Democrat, Representative, from Indiana, district 9
Rick Hill, Republican, Representative, from Montana
Earl Frederick Hilliard, Democrat, Representative, from Alabama, district 7
Maurice Dunlea Hinchey, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 26
Joseph M. Hoeffel, Democrat, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 13
Thomas Timothy (tim) Holden, Democrat, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 6
Rush Holt, Democrat, Representative, from New Jersey, district 12
Darlene Hooley, Democrat, Representative, from Oregon, district 5
John Stephen (steve) Horn, Republican, Representative, from California, district 38
Amory Houghton, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 31
Steny Hamilton Hoyer, Democrat, Representative, from Maryland, district 5
Kenny Hulshof, Republican, Representative, from Missouri, district 9
Henry John Hyde, Republican, Representative, from Illinois, district 6
Jay Robert Inslee, Democrat, Representative, from Washington, district 1
Jesse Jackson, Representative, from Illinois, district 2
Lee Jackson, Representative, from Texas, district 18
William Lewis Jenkins, Republican, Representative, from Tennessee, district 1
Eddie Bernice Johnson, Democrat, Representative, from Texas, district 30
Nancy Lee Johnson, Republican, Representative, from Connecticut, district 6
Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Democrat, Representative, from Ohio, district 11
Walter Beaman Jones, Democrat, Representative, from North Carolina, district 3
Paul Kanjorski, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 11
Marcia Carolyn (marcy) Kaptur, Democrat, Representative, from Ohio, district 9
Sue W. Kelly, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 19
Patrick Kennedy, Representative, from Rhode Island, district 1
Dale Kildee, Representative, from Michigan, district 9
Carolyn Kilpatrick, Representative, from Michigan, district 15
Ron Kind, Democrat, Representative, from Wisconsin, district 3
Peter T. King, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 3
Gerald Daniel Kleczka, Democrat, Representative, from Wisconsin, district 4
Jim Kolbe, Representative, from Arizona, district 5
Dennis Kucinich, Representative, from Ohio, district 10
Steven T. Kuykendall, Republican, Representative, from California, district 36
John Joseph Lafalce, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 29
Ray H. Lahood, Republican, Representative, from Illinois, district 18
Nick Lampson, Representative, from Texas, district 9
Tom Lantos, Representative, from California, district 12
Steven LaTourette, Representative, from Ohio, district 19
Enrico A. (rick) Lazio, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 2
James Albert Smith Leach, Republican, Representative, from Iowa, district 1
Barbara Lee, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 9
Jerry Lewis, Representative, from California, district 40
John R. Lewis, Democrat, Representative, from Georgia, district 5
William Oliver Lipinski, Democrat, Representative, from Illinois, district 3
Zoe Lofgren, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 16
Nita M. Lowey, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 18
Frank D. Lucas, Republican, Representative, from Oklahoma, district 6
Ken Lucas, Democrat, Representative, from Kentucky, district 4
James H. Maloney, Democrat, Representative, from Connecticut, district 5
Donald Manzullo, Representative, from Illinois, district 16
Edward John Markey, Democrat, Representative, from Massachusetts, district 7
Matthew Martinez, Representative, from California, district 31
Frank R. Mascara, Democrat, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 20
Robert T. Matsui, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 5
Carolyn Mccarthy, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 4
Karen Mccarthy, Democrat, Representative, from Missouri, district 5
Jim McDermott, Representative, from Washington, district 7
James P. Mcgovern, Democrat, Representative, from Massachusetts, district 3
John McHugh, Representative, from New York, district 24
Mike Mcintyre, Democrat, Representative, from North Carolina, district 7
Howard P. (buck) Mckeon, Republican, Representative, from California, district 25
Cynthia Ann Mckinney, Democrat, Representative, from Georgia, district 4
Michael Robert Mcnulty, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 21
Martin Thomas Meehan, Democrat, Representative, from Massachusetts, district 5
Carrie P. Meek, Democrat, Representative, from Florida, district 17
Gregory W. Meeks, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 6
Robert Menendez, Democrat, Senator, from New Jersey, district 13
Jack Metcalf, Republican, Representative, from Washington, district 2
John L. Mica, Republican, Representative, from Florida, district 7
Juanita Millender-mcdonald, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 37
George Miller, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 7
David R. Minge, Democrat, Representative, from Minnesota, district 2
Patsy Takemoto Mink, Democrat, Representative, from Hawaii, district 2
John Joseph Moakley, Democrat, Representative, from Massachusetts, district 9
Alan Mollohan, Representative, from West Virginia, district 1
Dennis Moore, Representative, from Kansas, district 3
James P. Moran, Democrat, Representative, from Virginia, district 8
Constance A. Morella, Republican, Representative, from Maryland, district 8
John Murtha, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 12
Sue Myrick, Representative, from North Carolina, district 9
Jerrold Lewis Nadler, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 8
Grace Flores Napolitano, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 34
Richard Edmund Neal, Democrat, Representative, from Massachusetts, district 2
Robert William Ney, Republican, Representative, from Ohio, district 18
Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, Delegate, from Washington DC
Charles W. Norwood, Republican, Representative, from Georgia, district 10
John Olver, Representative, from Massachusetts, district 1
Solomon Ortiz, Representative, from Texas, district 27
Major Robert Odell Owens, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 11
Michael Garver Oxley, Republican, Representative, from Ohio, district 4
Frank Pallone, Democrat, Representative, from New Jersey, district 6
Bill Pascrell, Representative, from New Jersey, district 8
Ed Pastor, Democrat, Representative, from Arizona, district 2
Donald Payne, Representative, from New Jersey, district 10
Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 8
Collin Clark Peterson, Democrat, Representative, from Minnesota, district 7
John Peterson, Republican, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 5
David Dwain Phelps, Democrat, Representative, from Illinois, district 19
Joseph R. Pitts, Republican, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 16
Richard William Pombo, Republican, Representative, from California, district 11
Earl Pomeroy, Representative, from North Dakota
John Edward Porter, Republican, Representative, from Illinois, district 10
Robert Jones (rob) Portman, Republican, Senator, from Ohio, district 2
Deborah D. Pryce, Republican, Representative, from Ohio, district 15
John Francis (jack) Quinn, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 30
George Radanovich, Representative, from California, district 19
Nick Joe Rahall, Democrat, Representative, from West Virginia, district 3
Ralph Straus Regula, Republican, Representative, from Ohio, district 16
Silvestre Reyes, Representative, from Texas, district 16
Thomas M. Reynolds, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 27
Lynn Nancy Rivers, Democrat, Representative, from Michigan, district 13
Ciro Rodriguez, Representative, from Texas, district 28
Timothy John Roemer, Democrat, Representative, from Indiana, district 3
James E. Rogan, Republican, Representative, from California, district 27
Carlos Romero-Barcelo, Representative
Lucille Roybal-allard, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 33
Bobby L. Rush, Democrat, Representative, from Illinois, district 1
Paul Ryan, Republican, Representative, from Wisconsin, district 1
Jim Ryun, Republican, Representative, from Kansas, district 2
Martin Olav Sabo, Democrat, Representative, from Minnesota, district 5
Loretta Sanchez, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 46
Bernard Sanders, Independent, Senator, from Vermont
Max A. Sandlin, Democrat, Representative, from Texas, district 1
Tom Sawyer, Representative, from Ohio, district 14
Jim Saxton, Representative, from New Jersey, district 3
Janice D. Schakowsky, Democrat, Representative, from Illinois, district 9
Robert C. Scott, Democrat, Representative, from Virginia, district 3
Frank James Sensenbrenner, Republican, Representative, from Wisconsin, district 9
Jose Serrano, Representative, from New York, district 16
Eugene Clay Shaw, Republican, Representative, from Florida, district 22
Christopher H. Shays, Republican, Representative, from Connecticut, district 4
Brad Sherman, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 24
Don Sherwood, Republican, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 10
John M. Shimkus, Republican, Representative, from Illinois, district 20
Ronnie Shows, Representative, from Mississippi, district 4
E. G. (bud) Shuster, Republican, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 9
Michael K. Simpson, Republican, Representative, from Idaho, district 2
Norman Sisisky, Democrat, Representative, from Virginia, district 4
Joe Skeen, Representative, from New Mexico, district 2
Ike Skelton, Representative, from Missouri, district 4
Louise Mcintosh Slaughter, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 28
Adam Smith, Democrat, Representative, from Washington, district 9
Christopher Henry Smith, Republican, Representative, from New Jersey, district 4
Lamar Seeligson Smith, Republican, Representative, from Texas, district 21
Nick H. Smith, Republican, Representative, from Michigan, district 7
Mark Souder, Representative, from Indiana, district 4
Floyd Davidson Spence, Republican, Representative, from South Carolina, district 2
John Spratt, Representative, from South Carolina, district 5
Fortney Stark, Representative, from California, district 13
Cliff Stearns, Representative, from Florida, district 6
Ted Strickland, Democrat, Representative, from Ohio, district 6
Bob Stump, Representative, from Arizona, district 3
John E. Sununu, Republican, Senator, from New Hampshire, district 1
John E. Sweeney, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 22
Thomas G. Tancredo, Republican, Representative, from Colorado, district 6
John Tanner, Representative, from Tennessee, district 8
Ellen Tauscher, Representative, from California, district 10
Charles Hart Taylor, Republican, Representative, from North Carolina, district 11
Bennie Thompson, Democrat, Representative, from Mississippi, district 2
Mike Thompson, Representative, from California, district 1
John Thune, Republican, Senator, from South Dakota
Karen L. Thurman, Democrat, Representative, from Florida, district 5
Todd Tiahrt, Representative, from Kansas, district 4
John F. Tierney, Democrat, Representative, from Massachusetts, district 6
Patrick Joseph Toomey, Republican, Senator, from Pennsylvania, district 15
Edolphus Towns, Representative, from New York, district 10
James A. Traficant, Democrat, Representative, from Ohio, district 17
Jim Turner, Democrat, Representative, from Texas, district 2
Mark Udall, Senator, from Colorado, district 2
Tom Udall, Senator, from New Mexico, district 3
Robert Underwood, Representative
Fred Upton, Representative, from Michigan, district 6
Bruce Frank Vento, Democrat Farmer Labor, Representative, from Minnesota, district 4
Peter Visclosky, Democrat, Representative, from Indiana, district 1
Greg Walden, Republican, Representative, from Oregon, district 2
James Joseph Walsh, Democrat, Representative, from New York, district 25
Julius Caesar Watts, Republican, Representative, from Oklahoma, district 4
Henry Arnold Waxman, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 29
Anthony Weiner, Representative, from New York, district 9
Wayne Curtis (curt) Weldon, Republican, Representative, from Pennsylvania, district 7
Robert A. Weygand, Democrat, Representative, from Rhode Island, district 2
Robert Ellsworth Wise, Democrat, Representative, from West Virginia, district 2
Frank Rudolph Wolf, Republican, Representative, from Virginia, district 10
David Wu, Representative, from Oregon, district 1
Albert Russell Wynn, Democrat, Representative, from Maryland, district 4
C Young, Representative, from Florida, district 10

Act Overview

  • Number: 2303 (3)
  • Official Title as Introduced: To direct the Librarian of Congress to prepare the history of the House of Representatives, and for other purposes (4)
  • Short Title: History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act
  • Date First Introduced: 1999-06-22
  • Sponsor Name: C Young
  • Assignment Process: See Committe Assignments (5)
  • Latest Major Activity/Action: Enacted
  • Date Enacted (signed, in general (6), by President): 1999-11-12
  • Type: hr (7)
  • Main Topic: Congress
  • Related Bills: (8)
  • Summary of History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act: Govtrack. Authored by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress.
  • Primary Source: Congress Website

Text of the History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act

History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act – Directs the Librarian of Congress to: (1) prepare print distribute and arrange for the funding of a new and complete written history of the House of Representatives in consultation with the Committee on House Administration; (2) in preparing the history consult commission or engage the services or participation of eminent historians Members and former Members of the House; (3) arrange for the printing of the history and its dissemination over the Internet; (4) make the history available for sale to the public; and (5) make available free of charge a limited number of copies to each Member of the House of Representatives and to the Senate. Sets forth guidelines for the history. Requires the Librarian to solicit and accept private funding for the publication marketing and public distribution of the history.Directs the Librarian to accept for deposit preserve maintain and make accessible an oral history of the House as told by its Members and former Members compiled and updated (on a voluntary or contract basis) by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress or other outside organization.Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) orientation programs for freshman Members of the House should contain a seminar on the history of the House; and (2) the Speaker of the House should conduct a series of forums on the topic of such history.

Analysis

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Arts, culture, religion
Computers and government
Conferences
Congress
Congressional agencies
Congressional leadership
Congressional officers
Congressional publications
Congressional publicity
Ex-Members of Congress
Federal libraries
Government operations and politics
History
House of Representatives
Internet
Librarians
Library of Congress
Members of Congress (House)
Printing
Science, technology, communications
Sound recording and reproducing
Video tape recording

Bill Notes

  • [Note 1] An Act (like History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act) or a resolution cannot become a law in the United States until it has been approved (passed) in identical form by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as signed by the President (but see (5)). If the two bodys of the Congress versions of a bill are not identical, one of the bodies might decide to take a further vote to adopt the bill (see more about the Congress process here). An Act may be pass in identical form with or without amendments and with or without conference. (see more about Enrollment).
  • [Note 2] Proposals are referred to committees for preliminary consideration, then debated, amended, and passed (or rejected) by the full House or Senate. To prevent endless shuttling of bills between the House and Senate, bills like History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act are referred to joint committees made up of members of both houses.
  • [Note 3] For more information regarding this legislative proposal, go to THOMAS, select “Bill Number,” search on (History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act)
  • [Note 4] To direct the Librarian of Congress to prepare the history of the House of Representatives, and for other purposes. The current official title of a bill is always present, assigned at introduction (for example, in this case, on 1999-06-22) and can be revised any time. This type of titles are sentences.
  • [Note 5] The Act is referred to the appropriate committee by the Speaker of any of the two Houses. Bills are placed on the calendar of the committee to which they have been assigned. See Assignment Process.
  • [Note 6] Regarding exceptions to President´s approval, a bill that is not signed (returned unsigned) by the President can still become law if at lest two thirds of each of the two bodys of the Congress votes to pass it, which is an infrequent case. See also Presidential Veto.
  • [Note 7] Legislative Proposal types can be: hr, hres, hjres, hconres, s, sres, sjres, sconres. An Act originating in the Senate is designated by the letter “S”, and a bill originating from the House of Representatives begins with “H.R.”, followed, in both cases, by its individual number which it retains throughout all its parliamentary process.
  • [Note 8] For information regarding related bill/s to History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act, go to THOMAS.

Further Reading

  • “How our laws are made”, Edward F Willett; Jack Brooks, Washington, U.S. G.P.O.
  • “To make all laws : the Congress of the United States, 1789-1989”, James H Hutson- Washington, Library of Congress.
  • “Bills introduced and laws enacted: selected legislative statistics, 1947-1990”, Rozanne M Barry; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.

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