H.J.Res. 17 (96th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the protection of unborn children and other persons.

Introduced:

Jan 15, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 15, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

James Abdnor

Representative for South Dakota's 2nd congressional district

Republican

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History

Jan 15, 1979
 
Introduced

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This page is about a 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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