S.J.Res. 71 (99th): A joint resolution to approve the obligation of funds made available by Public Law 98-473 for the procurement of MX missiles, subject to the enactment of a second joint resolution.



Mar 5, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986


Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 4, 1985

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on April 4, 1985.


Pub.L. 99-17


Barry Goldwater

Senator from Arizona



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Last Updated: Apr 4, 1985


Mar 5, 1985

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Mar 18, 1985
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 19, 1985
Passed Senate

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

Mar 26, 1985
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 4, 1985
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S.J.Res. 71 (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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