H.J.Res. 898 (95th): A resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States extending the right to vote in any election to nominate any candidate for any Federal office to citizens who will be eighteen years of age or older on the date of the election for such office.

May 11, 1978 (95th Congress, 1977–1978)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Leo Ryan
Representative for California's 11th congressional district

This resolution was introduced on May 11, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 11, 1978
Referred to Committee May 11, 1978
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H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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Constitutional Amendment - Extends the right to vote in any election to nominate candidates for the office of President or Vice President of the United States, or of Senator or Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress to citizens who will be 18 years of age or older on the date of the election for such office.

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