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H.J.Res. 40 (111th): Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009

To honor the achievements and contributions of Native Americans to the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Joe Baca

Sponsor. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2010
Length: 2 pages
Mar 12, 2009
111th Congress (2009–2010)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 26, 2009

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on June 26, 2009.

Pub.L. 111-33

Incorporated legislation

This resolution incorporates provisions from:

H.J.Res. 20: Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009

Introduced on Feb 10, 2009. 85% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 12, 2009

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 2, 2009
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 9, 2009
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 26, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 40 (111th) 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 40. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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