About the resolution
One of the most controversial bills in this Congress split the two parties so much that the Senate vote produced no Republicans opposed and no Democrats in favor. And it could potentially kick a large number of people around the country off of unemployment insurance or food stamps.
The context and what the law does
Existing federal law barred states from drug testing anybody claiming food stamps as a means of screening those people out. A 1960s Democrat-led Department of Labor ruling similarly banned states from drug testing those claiming ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2017
Length: 1 pages
Jan 30, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 31, 2017
This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on March 31, 2017.
This resolution incorporates provisions from:
H.J.Res. 42 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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