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 in a previous Congress

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


Leo Ryan

Representative for California's 11th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

5/11/1978--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 11, 1978

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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. 898”). 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.


10 cosponsors (8D, 2R) (show)
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