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Apr 30, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998
This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 15, 1998 but was never passed by the Senate.
Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district
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Last Updated: Sep 15, 1998
Length: 6 pages
9/15/1998--Passed House amended.Declares that the Congress supports the existing Federal legal process for determining the safety and efficacy of drugs and opposes efforts to circumvent this process by legalizing marijuana, ... Read more >
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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.
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