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S.J.Res. 178 (94th): A Senate Joint Resolution relating to the Constitutional Amendment on abortion.

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Mar 15, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 15, 1976, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jesse Helms

Senator for North Carolina




Mar 15, 1976

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

S.J.Res. 178 (94th) 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 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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