H.R. 1433 (110th): District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007

Mar 09, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1257 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Sep 18, 2007

H.R. 1905 (same title)
Passed House — Apr 19, 2007

Eleanor Norton
Delegate for District of Columbia At Large
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Last Updated
Mar 09, 2007
26 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 157 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 25, 2009

S. 1257 (Related)
District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Sep 18, 2007


This bill was introduced on March 13, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 09, 2007
Referred to Committee Mar 09, 2007
Reported by Committee Mar 13, 2007
Full Title

To provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a Congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.


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3/20/2007--Reported to House without amendment, Part II.
District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 -
Section 3 -
Considers the District of Columbia a congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives.
Declares that the District shall not be considered a state for purposes of representation in the Senate.
Applies to the District in the same manner as it applies to a state the federal law providing for the fifteenth and subsequent decennial censuses and for apportionment of Representatives in Congress. Limits the District to one Member under any reapportionment of Members.
Modifies the formula regarding the number of presidential electors to subject it to the Twenty-Third amendment to the Constitution in the case of the District.
Makes conforming amendments to federal law regarding the Armed Forces (appointments to service academies).
Section 4 -
Increases membership of the House from 435 to 437 Members beginning with the 110th Congress and each succeeding Congress.
Provides for a reapportionment of Members resulting from such increase.
Prescribes a procedure for identifying the additional Representative to which a state other than the District of Columbia shall be entitled under this Act. Requires election at large of such additional Representative.
Requires the first Representative from the District and the first additional Representative from another state to each be sworn in and seated as Members of the House on the same date.
Makes conforming amendments to the District of Columbia Elections Code of 1955.
Section 5 -
Repeals provisions of: (1) the District of Columbia Delegate Act establishing the office of District of Columbia Delegate to the House; and (2) the District of Columbia Statehood Constitution Convention Initiative of 1979 providing for election of a Representative for the District.

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