About the resolution
- Summary (CRS)
3/20/1979--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Provides that the people of the several States and the District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall elect the President and Vice President. ...
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The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.
Feb 24, 1977
Earlier Version —
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 281 (95th).
Mar 20, 1979
This is the first step in the legislative process.
This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 261”). 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 (10D)
- Committee Assignments
The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.
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