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H.J.Res. 491 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the month of September 1984 as “National Sewing Month”.

Sponsor and status


Feb 27, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984


Provisions of this resolution were incorporated into other resolutions which were enacted.


William Boner

Representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district


See Instead:

S.J.Res. 302 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Aug 17, 1984


Feb 27, 1984

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.J.Res. 491 (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.

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

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