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S.J.Res. 54 (116th): A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.

Sponsor and status

Tom Udall

Sponsor. Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 28, 2019
Length: 1 page
Sep 10, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Vetoed & Override Failed in Senate on Oct 17, 2019

This resolution was vetoed. The Senate attempted to override the veto on October 17, 2019 but failed.


2 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Donald Trump [R, 2017-2021]: S.J. Res. 54 – Terminating the National Emergency Declared by the President on the Southern Border (Sep 25, 2019)

What legislators are saying

King Votes in Support of President Trumps Effort to Build the Wall
    — Rep. Steve King [R-IA4, 2013-2020] on Sep 27, 2019

Sen. Moran Statement on Iran War Powers Resolution
    — Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] on Feb 13, 2020

Hyde-Smith votes against democrat attempt to stymie president’s border wall construction
    — Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith [R-MS] on Sep 25, 2019

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Sep 10, 2019

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

Sep 25, 2019
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Sep 27, 2019
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 15, 2019

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

Oct 17, 2019
Senate Override Failed

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

S.J.Res. 54 (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 S.J.Res. 54. 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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