H.J.Res. 259 (97th): A joint resolution to express the intention of Congress to make no legislative changes in the Guaranteed Student Loan Program which would be effective prior to October 1, 1981, and to prohibit the Secretary of Education from taking any action to make any administrative changes in that program prior to such date.


May 19, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 19, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


James Dunn
Representative for Michigan's 6th congressional district

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
5/19/1981--Introduced.Declares it the sense of the Congress that no legislation that would change the operations of the Guaranteed Student Loan Program before October 1, 1981, should or will be enacted. ...

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What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 259” means this is a House 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 19, 1981


95 cosponsors (55D, 39R, 1I) (show)
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There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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