H.J.Res. 117 (103rd): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restrict the requirement of citizenship at birth by virtue of birth in the United States to persons with a legal resident mother or father.


Feb 23, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 23, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Anthony Beilenson

Representative for California's 24th congressional district



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2/23/1993--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Limits citizenship at birth to persons born in the United States to a mother or father who is a U.S. legal resident. Read more >

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Feb 23, 1993

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 117”). 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.


12 cosponsors (8R, 4D) (show)
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H.J.Res. 56 (104th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Jan 19, 1995

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