Concurrent Resolution of Congress

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A concurrent resolution is an agreement labeled "H.Con.Res." or "S.Con.Res." and voted on by both chambers of Congress regarding either a statement on public policy or the operations of Congress. A concurrent resolution is not a piece of legislation, is not signed by the President, and does not have the force of law, which is to be contrasted with a joint resolution. Examples of how concurrent resolutions are used include a statement honoring an activist, creating a joint committee of Congress, or agreeing to allow the Capitol Rotunda to be used for a ceremony.

[Last updated in June of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]