joint resolution


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

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The joint resolution, which was introduced by Sens. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Senate debates resolution to end US support for war in Yemen," 13 Dec. 2018 The President would decide on the remedy, but Congress would have the right to disapprove of his decision with a joint resolution in the House and Senate. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Trade ‘Security’ Safeguard," 26 Aug. 2018 Under current law, a nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia would go forward unless congressional opponents backed a joint resolution against it. Michael R. Gordon, WSJ, "Lawmakers Want a Greater Say as U.S. Seeks a Saudi Nuclear Deal," 16 Dec. 2018 Congress could invoke the Arms Export Control Act, pass a joint resolution disapproving additional arms sales, and dare the president to veto it. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Congress Can Stand Up to the Saudis," 23 Oct. 2018 So that proposal from Congress in 1972 is dead and that any further effort to pass an Equal Rights Amendment has to go back to square one with the introduction of a joint resolution in Congress. Lillian Cunningham, Washington Post, "The Constitutional podcast finale: ‘Ourselves and our posterity’," 12 Feb. 2018 The city council unanimously approved a joint resolution last month authorizing city staff to develop a plan that includes paying $500,000 for the costs for the crossover switch near the city’s recycling center. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Lake Forest weighs funding for Metra project that would increase service at west-side station," 10 July 2018 Font Size50% Text Edge StyleNone Font FamilyProportional Sans-Serif In 1997 Congress issued a joint resolution commemorating June 19, 1865 as the day on which slavery finally came to an end in the United States. Gina Martinez, Time, "Read President Trump's Statement on Juneteenth, Celebrating the Official End of Slavery in Texas," 19 June 2018 Every four years, members would have the opportunity to introduce a joint resolution to end or modify the authorization, and to force a vote on it. Elizabeth Goitein, Fortune, "Congress Is About to Decide Whether to Give Trump More or Less Power to Expand Wars," 4 June 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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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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