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 The Senate on Monday approved a joint resolution, with the House expected to follow suit, for use of the catafalque for Cummings’ services in Statuary Hall. Fox News, "Elijah Cummings to 'lie in state' in Capitol's Statuary Hall in new arrangement," 22 Oct. 2019 Waggoner proposed a joint resolution creating the commission in the last legislative session, which Gov. Kay Ivey approved. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Alabama’s Artificial Intelligence Commission getting started," 19 Sep. 2019 Congress has never attempted to end a national emergency invoking the law, which would require a joint resolution. Washington Post, "Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump ‘order’ on trade," 25 Aug. 2019 Congress has never attempted to end a national emergency invoking the law, which would require a joint resolution. Washington Post, "Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump ‘order’ on trade," 25 Aug. 2019 Congress has never attempted to end a national emergency invoking the law, which would require a joint resolution. Zeke Miller, chicagotribune.com, "Trump threatens to use emergency authority in obscure federal law to ‘order’ U.S. companies to cut ties in China," 23 Aug. 2019 Bettmann Archive/Getty Images The United States refused to return the queen her authority, and within 10 years, Hawaii was annexed to the United States under a joint resolution of Congress when efforts to pass a treaty of annexation failed. Trisha Kehaulani Watson-sproat, Vox, "Why Native Hawaiians are fighting to protect Maunakea from a telescope," 24 July 2019 The treaty annexing Texas had been rejected by the Senate, so, instead, slavery’s supporters rammed a joint resolution through Congress by a bare majority — a procedure of dubious legality. Timothy Sandefur, National Review, "The Anti-Slavery Constitution," 12 Sep. 2019 Mayor Ron Nirenberg read aloud a joint resolution of the International Charter for Compassion, Compassionate San Antonio and Sister Cities International. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio joined Compassionate and Sister Cities in prayer and in tears," 13 Aug. 2019

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Joint resolution.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joint%20resolution. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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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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