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- Joint Resolution Of Congress
- A type of legislation used by Congress for special legislative purposes or constitutional amendments, identified by the abbreviations "S.J.Res." or "H.J.Res." and a number. Those joint resolutions that are not constitutional amendments must be passed by both houses and signed by the president in order to have the force of law.