S.J.Res. 3 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for the direct popular election of the President and Vice President of the United States.


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.


David Pryor

Senator from Arkansas


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

1/5/1981--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Provides that the people of the several States, and the District of Columbia shall elect the President and Vice President. Requires each elector to cast a single ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 5, 1981

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This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 3”). 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.


22 cosponsors (17D, 5R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
S.J.Res. 17 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 26, 1983

S. 2887 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 9, 1982

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