Simple resolutions address matters concerning the rules, the operation, or the opinion of either the House of Representatives or Senate alone. Simple resolutions expressing the opinion of the originating chamber are typically called "Sense of the Senate," or "Sense of the House of Representatives" resolutions.
A resolution affecting the House of Representatives is designated "H. Res." followed by its number, while a Senate simple resolution is designated "S. Res." together with its number.
Simple resolutions are considered only by the body in which they were introduced. Upon adoption, simple resolutions are attested to by the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate and are published in the Congressional Record.