H.J.Res. 648 (98th): A joint resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1985, and for other purposes.


Sep 17, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 12, 1984

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on October 12, 1984.


Pub.L. 98-473


Jamie Whitten

Representative for Mississippi's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 12, 1984

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Sep 17, 1984

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 25, 1984
Passed House

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 4, 1984
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 11, 1984
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Oct 12, 1984
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 12, 1984
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

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.


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Sep 25, 1984 midnight
unknown 316/91

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