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Joint Session of Congress Makes the Final Tally

Time Session
4:04 P.M. - DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 600.
4:04 P.M. - Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04 P.M. - Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 600 — "To promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, and for other purposes."
4:03 P.M. - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:03 P.M. - On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
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Roll Date Bill Result Title/Description
63 01-24 H RES 55 Passed Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions
62 01-24 H RES 55 Passed Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions
61 01-23 H R 582 Passed Kari’s Law Act
60 01-23 H R 423 Passed Anti-Spoofing Act
59 01-13 S 84 Passed To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces

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