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H.J.Res. 945 (95th): Joint resolution making an urgent appropriation for the black lung program of the Department of Labor, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978.

Sponsor and status

May 31, 1978
95th Congress (1977–1978)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 2, 1978

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on August 2, 1978.

Pub.L. 95-332

George Mahon

Representative for Texas's 19th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 2, 1978



May 31, 1978

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 9, 1978
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 23, 1978
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Aug 2, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Aug 2, 1978
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.J.Res. 945 (95th) was a 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 945. This is the one from the 95th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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