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S.J.Res. 8: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights”.

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About the resolution

The last person to issue zero vetoes during their entire presidency was James Garfield in the 1880s.


An investing approach nicknamed ESG (environmental, social, and governance) has gained popularity in recent years, primarily on the left.

The approach seeks to incorporate non-monetary factors when deciding whether to invest in a corporation, such as a company’s greenhouse gas emissions and contributions to climate change, the ratio of the top executive’s pay to the median employee, or the percentage of women serving on the Board of Directors.

In November 2020, the Trump administration’s Labor Department finalized a rule making it harder for financial advisers and managers to incorporate ESG considerations when running a client’s 401(k) or retirement account. The rule was officially titled “Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments.”

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Sponsor and status

Mike Braun

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Indiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2023
Length: 2 pages
Feb 7, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Feb 7, 2023

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 7, 2023. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


49 Cosponsors (48 Republicans, 1 Democrat)



Feb 7, 2023

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S.J.Res. 8 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 8. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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