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.

Introduced:
Dec 18, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Brad Sherman
Representative for California's 27th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 18, 2007
Length
2 pages
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

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Dec 18, 2007
Referred to Committee Dec 18, 2007
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Notes

H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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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12/18/2007--Introduced.
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, and the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes cast by the Members shall be the President so long as such number is a majority of the votes cast.

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