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H.J.Res. 485 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the week of October 7, 1984 through October 13, 1984 as “National Birds of Prey Conservation Week”.

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Feb 21, 1984
98th Congress (1983–1984)
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Donald Ritter

Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district



223 Cosponsors (129 Democrats, 93 Republicans, 1 New Progressive)



Feb 21, 1984

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H.J.Res. 485 (98th) 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. 485. This is the one from the 98th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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