joint resolution

noun

: a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that has the force of law when signed by or passed over the veto of the executive

Examples of joint resolution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One hundred years ago, Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge (R., Mass.) and Rep. Hamilton Fish (R., N.Y.) steered a joint resolution through Congress putting the U.S. on record in supporting a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, 5 Sep. 2022 Then in 1923, a joint resolution was proposed in Congress, but failed to achieve necessary votes until 1972, when both chambers passed and forwarded the amendment to the states with a 7-year deadline for ratification. Lynn Dewoskin Covarrubias, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Oct. 2023 Now, lawmakers are considering a joint resolution that would repeal a deadline to ratify the ERA so that it can be enshrined in the Constitution. Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2023 Rubio's joint resolution would overturn the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers which was finalized in February and went into effect a month later. Thomas Catenacci, Fox News, 26 July 2023 Proposed in 1971 by Bella Abzug, the formidable feminist organizer and federal lawmaker from New York, and passed as a joint resolution by Congress in 1973, Women’s Equality Day recognizes the fight for women’s suffrage and hard won ratification of the 19th Amendment. Time, 25 Aug. 2023 After annexation by treaty failed that year, President William McKinley inquired whether Hawaiʻi could be annexed through joint resolution, or a total of the votes on the issue from both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Kate C. Lemay, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 July 2023 His joint resolution included concessions to different members, such as adding one destination resort in Central Texas and another in the Rio Grande Valley. Aarón Torres, Dallas News, 11 May 2023 Other activity: The committee also advanced the bipartisan joint resolution of disapproval targeting Biden’s solar emergency. Jeremy Beaman, Washington Examiner, 26 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of joint resolution was in 1838

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“Joint resolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joint%20resolution. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

joint resolution

noun
: a resolution passed by both houses of a legislative body that has the force of law when signed by or passed over the veto of the executive compare concurrent resolution
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