H.J.Res. 259 (99th): A joint resolution to designate November 30, 1985, as “National Mark Twain Day”.

Overview

Introduced:

Apr 24, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 26, 1985

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on November 26, 1985.

Law:

Pub.L. 99-164

Sponsor:

Harold Volkmer

Representative for Missouri's 9th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 26, 1985

History

Apr 24, 1985
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 9, 1985
 
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 9, 1985
 
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 9, 1985
 
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.

Nov 18, 1985
 
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.

Nov 26, 1985
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 259 (99th) 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 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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