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.



Sep 18, 1974
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 26, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Samuel Ervin Jr.

Senator from North Carolina



Sep 18, 1974

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Sep 26, 1974
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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.

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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