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H.J.Res. 88 (115th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state.

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James “Jim” McGovern

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Mar 10, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 10, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


16 Cosponsors (16 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

McGovern Reintroduces Bill to Overturn Citizens United and Declare Corporations Are Not People
    — Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] (Sponsor) on Mar 10, 2017

Roe and Members of Congress Send Letter to Secretary of Labor Regarding Fiduciary Rule
    — Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1, 2009-2020] on May 2, 2017

Pittenger statement on Fiduciary Rule
    — Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018] on Feb 3, 2017

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Mar 10, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.J.Res. 88 (115th) was 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 88. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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