H.J.Res. 56 (104th): 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.


Jan 19, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 19, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Anthony Beilenson

Representative for California's 24th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 19, 1995
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Summary (CRS)

1/19/1995--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 >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 19, 1995

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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. 56”). 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.


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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 117 (103rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 23, 1993

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