A Joint Resolution (HJR 14) "approving the constitution formed by the constitutional conventions of the Territories of New Mexico and Arizona," was introduced in the House of Representatives, by Hon. Henry D. Flood of Virginia, and referred to the Committee on Territories, April 4, 1911; reported back from the committee, with amendments, by Mr. Flood, May 12, 1911, debated, amended, and passed, May 23, 1911. In the Senate, referred to Committee on Territories, May 25, 1911; reported back, with amendments, by Hon. William Alden Smith of Michigan, July 11, 1911; debated, amended, and passed, August 8, 1911; amendments accepted by House, August 10, 1911; vetoed by President William H. Taft, on account of the provision in the Arizona constitution for recall of judiciary, August 15, 1911.