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A joint resolution is a legislative measure of the United States of America, designated as "S.J.Res" (for the Senate version) and "H.J.Res" (for the House version), which requires the approval of both chambers of the United States Congress. Joint resolutions must be submitted to the President for approval except for constitutional amendments. The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... President of the United States - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... A constitutional amendment is an alteration to the constitution of a nation or a state. ...


Joint resolutions stand in contrast to bills and concurrent resolutions. An Act of Congress is a bill or resolution adopted by both houses of the United States Congress to which one of the following events has happened: Acceptance by the President of the United States, Inaction by the President after ten days from reception (excluding Sundays) while the Congress is...


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Tying It All Together - United States House of Representatives, 110th Congress, 1st Session (1504 words)
The work of Congress is initiated by the introduction of a proposal in one of four principal forms: the bill, the joint resolution, the concurrent resolution, and the simple resolution.
Joint resolutions may originate either in the House of Representatives or in the Senate.
On approval of such a resolution by two-thirds of both the House and Senate, it is sent directly to the Administrator of General Services for submission to the individual states for ratification.
Joint resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (248 words)
In the United States Congress, a joint resolution is a legislative measure which requires approval by the Senate and the House and is presented to the President for his approval or disapproval, in exactly the same case as a Bill.
Joint resolutions are generally used to authorize small appropriations, to enact continuing resolutions that provide for government expenditures in the absence of an overall appropriations law, to create commissions or other bodies, or to extend legislation already drafted.
Joint resolutions are also used by the Congress to propose Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
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