A concurrent resolution, designated H. Con. Res. in the House or S. Con. Res. in the Senate, must be adopted by both houses but is not sent to the president for his signature and therefore does not have the force of law. A concurrent resolution, for example, is used to fix the time for adjournment of a Congress. It also is used as the vehicle for expressing the sense of Congress on various foreign policy and domestic issues, and it serves as the vehicle for coordinated decisions on the federal budget under the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act.
2017-009 Markup of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
- Chapter 2. G. Concurrent Resolutions; Chapter 6.C. Amendments Between the Chambers; in Congressional Procedure
- Sense of the Congress / Sense of the House / Sense of the Senate (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- “Bills and Resolutions: Examples of How Each Kind Is Used,” CRS Report 98-706 (6-page PDF)
- “From Slip Law to United States Code: A Guide to Federal Statutes for Congressional Staff,” CRS Report R45190 (17-page PDF)
- “House Committee Markups: Manual of Procedures and Procedural Strategies,” CRS Report 98-696 (40-page PDF)
- “Use of the Capitol Rotunda, Capitol Grounds, and Emancipation Hall: Concurrent Resolutions, 101st to 115th Congress,” CRS Report RL34619 (29-page PDF)
- “Introduction to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress,” CRS Report R42843 (18-page PDF)
- Congress.gov – Browse Concurrent Resolutions
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