H.J.Res. 8 (95th): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with respect to the offering of prayer in public buildings.

Introduced:

Jan 4, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 4, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

James Robinson
Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district
Republican

See Instead:

H.J.Res. 121 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 10, 1977

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
1/4/1977--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Permits prayer in public buildings.

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 121 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 10, 1977

H.J.Res. 52 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 1977

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 8” 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Jan 4, 1977

Details

Cosponsors
none
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