S.J.Res. 17 (111th): A joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and for other purposes.


Jun 9, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Enacted as H.J.Res. 56 (companion bill)

Mitch McConnell

Senator from Kentucky



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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2009
Length: 4 pages

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Summary (CRS)

7/23/2009--Reported to Senate without amendment.Amends the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003 to renew, for three years, the President's authority to ban the import of Burmese products.Approves the renewal ... Read more >

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Jun 9, 2009

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Jul 23, 2009
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This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 17”). 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.


65 cosponsors (36D, 27R, 2I) (show)
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Related Bills
S.J.Res. 38 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 26, 2006

S.J.Res. 43 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 2012

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