H.J.Res. 281 (95th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for the direct popular election of the President and Vice President of the United States.


Feb 24, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 24, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Burlison

Representative for Missouri's 10th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

2/24/1977--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Provides that the people of the several States, and the District of Columbia, shall elect the President and Vice President. Requires each voter to cast a single ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 24, 1977

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 281”). 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.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 254 (96th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 1979

H.J.Res. 39 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 1977

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