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H.J.Res. 76: Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.

Steny Hoyer

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 8, 2017
Length: 12 pages
Introduced:

Feb 16, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 22, 2017

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on August 22, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-54

Incorporated Legislation

This resolution incorporates provisions from:

S.J.Res. 22: A joint resolution granting the consent and approval of Congress to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating ...

Passed Senate (House next) on May 16, 2017. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Feb 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jun 14, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 17, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 17, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Aug 4, 2017
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 22, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 76 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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