H.Res. 196: Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Right to Counsel, as Amended

H.Res. 196

Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Right to Counsel, as Amended

Sponsor
Rep. Theodore E. Deutch

Date
November 12, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the House will consider H.Res. 196, a resolution Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Right to Counsel, under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on May 3, 2013, by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 196 is a resolution that supports the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the right to counsel, and supports strategies to improve the criminal justice system to ensure that indigent defendants in all felony cases are adequately represented by counsel.  Moreover, it urges States to work to ensure that indigent defendants in all felony cases are adequately represented by counsel.

Cost

A formal CBO score is unavailable, but no cost is expected.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.