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How to Cite US Government Documents in MLA, APA Citation Style: Congressional Resolutions

Congressional Resolutions

Resolutions --
Simple resolutions (from one chamber of Congress) and concurrent resolutions do not have the force of law and are cited like unenacted bills.

In text:

     Senate Resolution 34 (1993)

     House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution 123 (2007)

or,

     (S. Res. 34, 1993)

     (H.R. Con. Res. 34, 1993)

Reference List:

Note: To assist  the reader in locating the resolution, "a parallel citation to a committee hearing, legislative report, or the Congressional Record may also be provided."

Simple Resolution:

     S. Res. 34, 139 Cong. Rec. 1277 (1993).

     Concurrent Resolution:

In text:

     House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution 123 (2007)

or

     (H.R.Con.Res. 123, 2007)

Beginning in the 55th Congress (1897), the concurrent resolutions passed by both Chambers have been printed as separate lists within the Statutes at Large. The reference below includes a parallel citation to its location (the volume and page number) in Statutes at Large.

     H. R. Con. Res. 123, 110th Cong.,121 Stat. 2590 (2007).

Joint Resolutions:

In text:

     House of Representatives Joint Resolution 288 (1993)

or

     (H.R.J. Res. 288, 1993)

The reference below identifies a joint resolution introduced in the House, that was not enacted, along with a parallel citation to its location in the Permanent Edition of the Congressional Record...

     H.R.J. Res. 288, 103 Cong. Rec. 28103 (1993).

The reference below identifies a joint resolution that passed both houses of Congress, and was signed into law. It appears in volume 97 of the Statutes at Large on page 754.

     112 H.R.J.Res. 111, 97 Stat. 754 (1983).