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


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


Joe Baca

Representative for California's 43rd congressional district



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About the resolution

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

6/26/2009--Public Law.Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009 - Makes specified findings, including that the Friday immediately succeeding Thanksgiving Day of each year would be an appropriate day to designate ... Read more >


Mar 12, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 2, 2009
Passed House

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.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 40”). 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.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jun 2, 2009 7:12 p.m.
Passed 385/0

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 62 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 8, 2008

H.J.Res. 20 (Related)
Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2009

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