Sponsor and status
99th Congress (1985–1986)
This resolution was introduced on April 30, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 273. This is the one from the 99th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed 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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