H.J.Res. 655 (98th): A joint resolution designating February 16, 1985, as “Lithuanian Independence Day”.


Oct 3, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 19, 1984

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on October 19, 1984.


Pub.L. 98-539


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Last Updated: Oct 19, 1984

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

Directs the President to designate February 16, 1985, as Lithuanian Independence Day. Read more >


Oct 3, 1984

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 5, 1984
Passed House

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 5, 1984
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 19, 1984
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 655”). 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.


45 cosponsors (29D, 16R) (show)
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