H.J.Res. 697 (95th): A resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for four-year staggered terms for Members of the House of Representatives, to provide that no person may be elected as Representative or Senator for more than three consecutive terms, and for other purposes.


Jan 31, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 31, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Cornell
Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
1/31/1978--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Increases to four years the term of office for Members of the House of Representatives. Provides for staggered terms for Members of the House. States that no ...

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The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 697” means this is a House 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.

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Jan 31, 1978


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