New Cosponsor — Dec 4, 2012
New Cosponsor: Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
The resolution now has 30 cosponsors (21 Democrats, 8 Republicans, 1 Independent).
Jun 19, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This resolution was introduced on June 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from Texas
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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2012
Length: 3 pages
6/19/2012--Introduced.Designates June 19 as an annual day of patriotic and national observance for Juneteenth Independence Day. (On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the ... Read more >
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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. 45”). 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.
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