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



May 19, 1981

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H.J.Res. 259 (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.

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

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