H.J.Res. 73 (110th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the process by which the House of Representatives chooses the President of the United States in the event no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes.


Dec 18, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on December 18, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Brad Sherman

Representative for California's 27th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

Constitutional Amendment - States that whenever the right to choose the President devolves upon the House of Representatives, the Members of the House shall cast votes on an individual basis, ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 18, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 73”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 113 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 18, 2004

H.J.Res. 75 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the process ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 19, 2007

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