Sponsor and status
Jan 5, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982
Died in a previous Congress
This resolution was introduced on January 5, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district
Jan 15, 1979
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 76 (96th).
Jan 5, 1981
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 3, 1983
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 40 (98th).
H.J.Res. 59 (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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