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Jan 4, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006
This resolution was introduced on January 4, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district
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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct popular election of the President and Vice President of the United States.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.J.Res. 8 — 109th Congress: Every Vote Counts Amendment. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hjres8
“H.J.Res. 8 — 109th Congress: Every Vote Counts Amendment.” www.GovTrack.us. 2005. July 8, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hjres8>
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