H.R. 841 (109th): Continuity in Representation Act of 2005


Feb 16, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 3, 2005 but was never passed by the Senate.


James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2005
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require States to hold special elections to fill vacancies in the House of Representatives not later than 49 days after the vacancy is announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in extraordinary circumstances.

Summary (CRS)

3/3/2005--Passed House amended.Continuity in Representation Act of 2005 - Section2 - Amends Federal law concerning the election of Senators and Representatives to require States to hold special elections for the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 16, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 17, 2005
Reported by Committee

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Mar 3, 2005
Passed House

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 841”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (6R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Mar 3, 2005 1:14 p.m.
Failed 192/229
Mar 3, 2005 1:25 p.m.
Failed 183/239
Mar 3, 2005 2:41 p.m.
Passed 329/68

Related Bills

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H.R. 2844 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 22, 2004

H.Res. 125 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 3, 2005

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