A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Connecticut. Independent.
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2007
Length: 16 pages
110th Congress, 2007–2009
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on September 18, 2007.
What legislators are saying
“sen. Cardin to strongly support d.c. voting rights bill”
— Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] on Sep 18, 2007
May 1, 2007
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 13, 2007
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Sep 18, 2007
Failed Cloture in the Senate
The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.
Feb 26, 2009
Reintroduced Bill — Passed Senate (House next)
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 160 (111th).
S. 1257 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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