S.J.Res. 176 (96th): 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.



May 20, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Enacted as H.J.Res. 551 (companion bill)

Daniel Inouye

Senator from Hawaii


See Instead:

H.J.Res. 551 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 3, 1980


May 20, 1980

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Sep 18, 1980
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S.J.Res. 176 (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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