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96th Congress (1979–1980)
This resolution was introduced on February 21, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district
Feb 21, 1980
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H.J.Res. 500 (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.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 500. This is the one from the 96th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A joint resolution to designate February 1981 as “Black History Month”, H.R.J. Res. 500, 96th Cong. (1980).
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