Sponsor and status
99th Congress, 1985–1986
This resolution was introduced on April 30, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district
Apr 30, 1985
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H.J.Res. 273 (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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A joint resolution to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for terms of two and four years for Members of the House of Representatives, H.R.J. Res. 273, 99th Cong. (1985).
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