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


Jul 24, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

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.


James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district



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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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Jul 24, 2003

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Nov 19, 2003
Reported by Committee

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Apr 22, 2004
Passed House

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

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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

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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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