H.J.Res. 261 (96th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for the direct popular election of the President and Vice President of the United States.


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.


William Burlison

Representative for Missouri's 10th congressional district


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. ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


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) (show)
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.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 281 (95th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 24, 1977

H.J.Res. 332 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 16, 1979

Search for similar bills.

Links & tools

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Click a format for a citation suggestion: