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H.J.Res. 46 (116th): Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.

Sponsor and status

Joaquin Castro

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

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2019
Length: 1 page
Feb 22, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Vetoed & Override Failed in House on Mar 26, 2019

This resolution was vetoed. The House attempted to override the veto on March 26, 2019 but failed.


233 Cosponsors (231 Democrats, 1 Libertarian, 1 Republican)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Donald Trump [R, 2017-2021]: H.J. Res. 46 – Terminating the National Emergency Declared by the President on the Southern Border (Feb 26, 2019)

What legislators are saying

Castro Statement on Third Re-Introduction of Emergency Declaration Resolution
    — Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20] (Sponsor) on Feb 14, 2020

Houses Passes Kildee Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
    — Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 12, 2019

Brooks Supports President Trump's National Emergency Declaration, Will Vote to Sustain Veto
    — Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5] on Mar 26, 2019

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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 15, 2019

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

Mar 26, 2019
House Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the House. The bill is now dead.

H.J.Res. 46 (116th) 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. 46. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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