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H.J.Res. 182 (97th): A joint resolution to designate April 26, 1981, as “National Recognition Day for Veterans of the Vietnam Era”.

Sponsor and status

Feb 23, 1981
97th Congress (1981–1982)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 14, 1981

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on April 14, 1981.

Pub.L. 97-9

Donald Albosta

Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 14, 1981


256 Cosponsors (148 Democrats, 106 Republicans, 1 New Progressive, 1 Independent)



Feb 23, 1981

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

Mar 26, 1981
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Mar 31, 1981
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 14, 1981
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 182 (97th) 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 182. This is the one from the 97th Congress.

This joint 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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