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May 14, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 3, 1980
This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on October 3, 1980.
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May 14, 1980
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Jul 30, 1980
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Sep 19, 1980
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Oct 3, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President
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H.J.Res. 551 (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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A joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President of the United States to issue a proclamation designating the seven calendar days beginning October 5, 1980, as “National Port Week”, and for other purposes, Pub. L. No. 96-371, H.R.J. Res. 551, 96th Cong. (1980).
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