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H.J.Res. 708 (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.

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Aug 3, 1973
93rd Congress (1973–1974)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on August 3, 1973, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Edith Green

Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district




Aug 3, 1973

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H.J.Res. 708 (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. 708. 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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