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Public Papers - 1989

Statement on Signing the Bill Convening the Second Session of the One Hundred First Congress

1989-12-12

Today I am signing House Joint Resolution 449, which sets the date on which the Congress shall assemble in 1990 pursuant to the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution. In accordance with this joint resolution, the second session of the One Hundred First Congress will convene at 12 o'clock meridian on Tuesday, January 23, 1990.

In signing the joint resolution, I note that the power to convene a session of the Congress other than on a given date set by law is vested in the President by Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution.

George Bush

The White House,

December 12, 1989.

Note: H.J. Res. 449, approved December 12, was assigned Public Law No. 101 - 228.

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