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H.J.Res. 46: Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.

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Joaquin Castro

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 20th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2019
Length: 1 pages

Feb 22, 2019


Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Mar 18, 2019

This resolution was vetoed by the President on March 18, 2019. The bill is dead unless Congress can override it.


Feb 22, 2019

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

Feb 26, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Mar 14, 2019
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.

Mar 18, 2019

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

If this resolution has further action, the following steps may occur next:
House Overrides Veto

Enacted — Veto Overridden

H.J.Res. 46 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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