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H.J.Res. 636 (93rd): Joint resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1974, and for other purposes.

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The Case–Church Amendment was legislation attached to a bill funding the U.S. State Department. it was approved by the U.S. Congress in June 1973 that prohibited further U.S. military activity in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia unless the president secured Congressional approval in advance. This ended direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War, although the U.S. continued to provide military equipment and economic support to the South Vietnamese government. It is named for its principal co-sponsors, Senators Clifford P. Case (R-NJ) and Frank Church (D-ID). The Amendment was defeated 48–42 in the U.S. Senate in August 1972, but revived after the 1972 election. It was reintroduced on January 26, 1973 and approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on May 13. When ...

Sponsor and status

Jun 25, 1973
93rd Congress (1973–1974)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 1, 1973

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on July 1, 1973.

Pub.L. 93-52

George Mahon

Representative for Texas's 19th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 1, 1973



Jun 25, 1973

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

Jun 26, 1973
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jun 29, 1973
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jul 1, 1973
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Jul 1, 1973
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.J.Res. 636 (93rd) 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. 636. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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