H.R. 2844 (108th): Continuity in Representation Act of 2004

Introduced:

Jul 24, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 22, 2004 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2004
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require States to hold special elections to fill vacancies in the House of Representatives not later than 45 days after the vacancy is announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in extraordinary circumstances.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Jul 24, 2003
 
Introduced

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Nov 19, 2003
 
Reported by Committee

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Apr 22, 2004
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Details

Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (7R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes
Apr 22, 2004 3:31 p.m.
Failed 179/229
Apr 22, 2004 3:40 p.m.
Failed 188/217
Apr 22, 2004 4:23 p.m.
Passed 306/97

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 841 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 3, 2005

H.Res. 602 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Apr 22, 2004

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