About the resolution
The context and what the bill does
The Obama Administration in its closing days instituted a new regulation instituting a novel form of gun control. The rule Public Law 115–8 was recently passed by Congress and signed by President Trump to overturn this rule.
What supporters say
Republicans saw this as an unconstitutional infringement on the Second Amendment and power grab by a Democratic administration whose party had just been voted out of office. They called the existing classifications arbitrary. Other groups like the ACLU added that the rule ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
Length: 1 pages
Jan 30, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 28, 2017
This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on February 28, 2017.
H.J.Res. 40 is 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.
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