S.J.Res. 1 (109th): Marriage Protection Amendment

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Jan 24, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on June 7, 2006.

Sponsor:

Wayne Allard

Senator from Colorado

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 18, 2006
Length: 4 pages

See Instead:

H.J.Res. 88 (same title)
Failed House — Jul 18, 2006

History

Jan 24, 2005
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 18, 2006
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 7, 2006
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

S.J.Res. 1 (109th) 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 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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