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

See Instead:

H.J.Res. 332 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 16, 1979

H.J.Res. 308 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 30, 1979

H.J.Res. 299 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 10, 1979

H.J.Res. 288 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 3, 1979

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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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

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 261” means this is a House 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 20, 1979


10 cosponsors (10D) (show)
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