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H.R. is often mistaken to mean House Resolution. It doesn't. It means simply "House Of Representatives"..

H.R. House Bill

S. Senate Bill

H.J.Res. House Joint Resolution

S.J.Res. Senate Joint Resolution

H.Con.Res. House Concurrent Resolution

S.Con.Res. Senate Concurrent Resolution

H.Res. House Simple Resolution

S.Res. Senate Simple Resolution


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Q: What HR mean in front of Senate or House Bill numbers eg HR 3162?
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