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H.Con.Res. 343 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress concerning the right of children born with birth defects to life sustaining medical treatment.

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May 12, 1982
97th Congress (1981–1982)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 12, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


David Staton

Representative for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district



19 Cosponsors (12 Republicans, 7 Democrats)



May 12, 1982

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.Con.Res. 343 (97th) was a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Con.Res. 343. This is the one from the 97th Congress.

This concurrent resolution was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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