joint resolution

noun

Definition of joint resolution

: 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 Uh, the general assembly has to propose it as a joint resolution and it must be adopted by three fifths of the members of both chambers. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 18 May 2022 Federal spending would instead be required to gain approval of the Legislature by a joint resolution or a legislative rule, neither of which the governor can veto. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Feb. 2022 Lawmakers can invalidate certain federal agency regulations if a joint resolution is approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the president, or if Congress overrides a presidential veto. Kevin Freking, ajc, 8 Dec. 2021 During the first week of the 2022 legislative session, Republicans passed a joint resolution to abolish local mask requirements ordered by local leaders in Salt Lake and Summit counties. Kim Bojórquez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Jan. 2022 Lawmakers can invalidate certain federal agency regulations if a joint resolution is approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the president, or if Congress overrides a presidential veto. Kevin Freking, ajc, 8 Dec. 2021 In January, after the D.C. Council voted in favor of a vaccine mandate for eligible public-school students, Ted Cruz, the Republican senator from Texas, introduced a joint resolution to block it. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 7 Feb. 2022 The joint resolution passed through the House on Monday, also on a hastened unanimous vote, with its third reading waived. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 14 Jan. 2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a joint resolution on Jan. 5, directing Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution fixing the number of Supreme Court justices at nine. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of joint resolution

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of joint resolution was in 1838

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30 May 2022

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“Joint resolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joint%20resolution. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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joint resolution

noun

Legal Definition of joint resolution

: 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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