H.J.Res. 56 (111th): Approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and for other purposes.


Jun 4, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 28, 2009

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on July 28, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-42


Joseph “Joe” Crowley

Representative for New York's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2010
Length: 2 pages

See Instead:

H.J.Res. 83 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jul 27, 2010

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
7/28/2009--Public Law.TitleI - Approving the Renewal of Import Restrictions Contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003Section101 - Amends the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003 to ... Read more >
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 109 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 18, 2012

S.J.Res. 17 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 2009

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 56” means this is a House 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.


Jun 4, 2009
Passed House
Jul 21, 2009
Vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed Senate
Jul 23, 2009
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 28, 2009


29 cosponsors (18D, 11R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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


There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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