Resolutions : Overview

Online sources ~ Print & Microform holdings 

  • "House Joint Resolutions (H.J. Res.) and Senate Joint Resolutions (S.J. Res.) require the approval of both chambers and the signature of the President. Joint resolutions generally are used for limited matters, such as a single appropriation for a specific purpose and to propose amendments to the Constitution.
  • House Concurrent Resolutions (H. Con. Res.) and Senate Concurrent Resolutions (S. Con. Res.) require the approval of both chambers but do not require the signature of the President and do not have the force of law. Concurrent resolutions generally are used to make or amend rules that apply to both chambers.*
  • House Simple Resolutions (H. Res.) and Senate Simple Resolutions (S. Res.) address matters entirely within the prerogative of one chamber or the other. They do not require the approval of the other chamber or the signature of the President, and they do not have the force of law".** (GPO: Congressional Bills)

*Beginning in the 55th Congress (1897), the concurrent resolutions passed by both Chambers have been printed as separate lists within the Statutes at Large.

**Prior to the 77th Congress (1941), laws enacted by joint resolutions were numbered separately from bills in the Statutes at Large, but since that time there has been no distinction made between laws that were introduced as bills and laws that were introduced as joint resolutions.

Resolutions : Online Sources

Resolutions: Print & Microform Holdings

Simple Resolutions

  • 1933/1934-1941/1942 (73rd-77th Cong.)House
    Simple Resolution
    Microfiche 238
  • 1933/1934-1941/1942 (73rd-77th Cong.) Senate.
  • Simple Resolutions
    Microfiche 233
  • 1943/1944-1971/1972 (78th-92nd Cong.) House.
    Simple Resolution
    Olin J 50.H2+
  • 1943/1944-1971/1972 (78th-92nd Cong.) Senate.
    Simple Resolutions.
    Olin J 50.S2+
  • 1973/1974-2007/2008 (93rd-110th Cong.) House.
    Simple Resolution
  • Olin J 50.S2+
  • 1973/1974-2007/2008 (93rd-110th Cong.) Senate.
    Simple Resolutions
    Microfiche 233

Joint Resolutions

  • 1825-1829 (19th-20th Cong.) House.
    1839-1933 (26th-77nd Cong.) House.

    Joint Resolution
    Film 1104
  • 1833/34 (23rd Cong.);1839-1933 (26th - 72nd Cong.) Senate.
    Joint Resolutions
    Film 1101
  • 1933/1934-1941/1942 (73rd-77th Cong.) House.
    Joint Resolution
    Microfiche 236
  • 1933/1934-1941/1942 (73rd-77th Cong.) Senate.
    Joint Resolutions
    Microfiche 237
  • 1943/1944-1971/1972 (78th-92nd Cong.) House.
    Joint Resolutions
    J50 .H4 +
  • 1943/1944-1971/1972 (78th-92nd Cong.) Senate.
    Joint Resolutions
    J50 .S4 +
  • 1973/1974-2007/2008 (93rd-110th Cong.) House.
    Joint Resolutions
    Microfiche 236
  • 1973/1974-2007/2008 (93rd-110th Cong.) Senate
    Joint Resolutions
    Microfiche 237

Concurrent Resolutions

  • 1933/1934-1941/1942 (73rd-77th, Cong.) House.
    Concurrent Resolutions
    Microfiche 235
  • 1933/1934-1941/1942 (73rd-77th Cong.) Senate.
    Concurrent Resolutions
    Microfiche 234
  • 1943/1944-1971/1972 (78th-92nd Cong.) House.
    Concurrent Resolutions
    J50 .H3 +
  • 1973/1974-2007/2008 (93rd-110th Cong.) House.
    Concurrent Resolutions
    Microfiche 235
  • 1973/1974-2007/2008 (93rd-110th Cong.) House.
    Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions (simple) Film 1105
  • 1973/1974-2007/2008 (93rd-110th Cong.) Senate.
    Concurrent Resolutions
    Microfiche 234