concurrent resolution


Definition of concurrent resolution

: a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that lacks the force of law

Examples of concurrent resolution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The House Commerce Committee advanced the concurrent resolution to the full House of Representatives. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Louisiana House committee votes to suspend governor's ability to enforce COVID-19 business mandates," 6 Oct. 2020 If the House approves the concurrent resolution, the task force will consist of lawmakers from both bodies, activists, law enforcement and defense bar representatives, academics and youth leaders. Washington Examiner, "Louisiana Senate approves law enforcement task force," 15 June 2020 However, a joint resolution would need a veto-proof majority in the House and Senate, which is not needed for a concurrent resolution. Grace Segers, CBS News, "House approves war powers resolution to restrict Trump on Iran," 10 Jan. 2020 The Senate Education Committee voted unanimously to send to the full Senate a concurrent resolution to form the interim committee that would meet over the summer. USA TODAY, "Jornada del Muerto, Livestrong rebrand, Mach 8 tunnel: News from around our 50 states," 12 Feb. 2020 Democrats are citing the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which says Congress may require the president to withdraw U.S. forces with a concurrent resolution. CBS News, "Iran says U.S. bears blame for Iranian forces shooting down plane," 15 Jan. 2020 Both the Senate and the House of Representatives must pass a concurrent resolution before any joint session can occur. National Geographic, "The State of the Union rules are less official than you think," 25 Jan. 2019 An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018. Theo Francis, WSJ, "Taxes Are Hard—So Is Pronouncing New Tax Law Acronyms Like FDII," 12 Apr. 2018 The measure, which passed in the Senate on Monday and in the House on Tuesday, was purposely introduced as a joint resolution, which requires the president’s signature, rather than a concurrent resolution, which does not. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Congress Passes Anti-White Supremacist Resolution, But It’s Unclear If Trump Will Sign," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of concurrent resolution

1778, in the meaning defined above

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“Concurrent resolution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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Legal Definition of concurrent resolution

: a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that lacks the force of law — compare joint resolution

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