H.J.Res. 697 (93rd): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the strengthening of the system of checks and balances between the legislative and executive branches of the Government as envisioned by the Constitution with respect to the enactment and execution of the laws and the accountability to the people of the executive as well as the legislative branches of the Government.


Aug 1, 1973
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on August 1, 1973, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David “Dave” Obey

Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

8/1/1973--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - States that there shall be such power vested in the Congress of the United States that upon enactment by two-thirds of the Senate and the House of ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 1, 1973

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 697”). 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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Subject Areas
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 708 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 3, 1973

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