S.J.Res. 181 (96th): A joint resolution to provide for the reappointment of Murray Gell-Mann as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.


Jun 4, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 25, 1980

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on July 25, 1980.


Pub.L. 96-314


Henry “Scoop” Jackson

Senator from Washington



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Last Updated: Jul 25, 1980

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Jun 4, 1980

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Jun 18, 1980
Reported by Committee

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Jun 25, 1980
Passed Senate

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jul 22, 1980
Passed House

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Jul 25, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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.


2 cosponsors (1R, 1D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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H.J.Res. 559 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 28, 1980

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