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H.J.Res. 525 (96th): A joint resolution authorizing the President to impose on the Iranian Government a $25,000,000 fine, payable from blocked Iranian assets, for each day that United States citizens held hostage or otherwise illegally detained in Iran continue to be held hostage or so detained beyond a date designated by the President.

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Mar 27, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 27, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Samuel Devine

Representative for Ohio's 12th congressional district




Mar 27, 1980

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H.J.Res. 525 (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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