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S.J.Res. 257 (101st): A joint resolution to designate March 10, 1990, as “Harriet Tubman Day”.


Sponsor and status

Introduced
Feb 20, 1990
101st Congress (1989–1990)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 13, 1990

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on March 13, 1990.

Law
Pub.L. 101-252
Sponsor

Joseph Biden Jr.

Senator for Delaware

Democrat

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 1990

Cosponsors

31 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 13 Republicans)

Source

History

Feb 20, 1990
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 6, 1990
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 7, 1990
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 13, 1990
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S.J.Res. 257 (101st) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 257. This is the one from the 101st Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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