S.J.Res. 54 (105th): A joint resolution finding the Government of Iraq in unacceptable and material breach of its international obligations.



Jun 25, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 14, 1998

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on August 14, 1998.


Pub.L. 105-235


Trent Lott

Senator from Mississippi



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Last Updated: Aug 3, 1998
Length: 4 pages


Jun 25, 1998

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Jul 23, 1998
Ordered Reported by Committee

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Jul 31, 1998
Passed Senate

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Aug 3, 1998
Passed House

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Aug 14, 1998
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S.J.Res. 54 (105th) 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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