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S.J.Res. 240 (93rd): A joint resolution requiring full public access to all facts and the fruits of all investigations relating to Watergate and full public access to all papers, documents, memoranda, tapes, and transcripts during the period January 20, 1969, through August 9, 1974.

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Sponsor and status

Introduced
Sep 18, 1974
93rd Congress (1973–1974)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 26, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Sponsor

Samuel Ervin Jr.

Senator for North Carolina

Democrat

Cosponsors

2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)

Source

History

Sep 18, 1974
 
Introduced

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

Sep 26, 1974
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S.J.Res. 240 (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 S.J.Res. 240. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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