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H.R. 3313 (108th): Marriage Protection Act of 2004

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The Marriage Protection Act (MPA) was a bill introduced in the United States Congress in 2003 to amend the federal judicial code to deny federal courts jurisdiction to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) or the MPA itself. Introduced as H.R. 3313 during the 108th Congress, the Republican-controlled House passed it in 2004, but it did not pass the Senate.

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Sponsor and status

John Hostettler

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 7, 2004
Length: 2 pages
Oct 16, 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 July 22, 2004 but was never passed by the Senate.



Oct 16, 2003

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Jul 14, 2004
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 22, 2004
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 3313 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3313. This is the one from the 108th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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