Sponsor and status
Mar 20, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress
This resolution was introduced on March 20, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Missouri's 10th congressional district
Feb 24, 1977
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 281 (95th).
Mar 20, 1979
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
H.J.Res. 261 (96th) 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.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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