Concurrent resolutions are generally used to address the sentiments of both chambers or deal with issues or matters affecting both houses. Examples of concurrent resolutions include
Sometimes, before the Supreme Court's Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha decision ended the practice, concurrent resolutions were used to override executive actions via a mechanism known as the legislative veto.
Concurrent resolutions are distinguished by bill number. Concurrent resolutions originating in the Senate are abbreviated "S.Con.Res." and those originating in the House are abbreviated "H.Con.Res."